Presentation by Dr. Amy Stambach: March 31st | Anthropology and Education | International & Transcultural StudiesSkip to content Skip to main navigation
In the Department of International & Transcultural Studies
INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES WORKSHOP
Adults' Brokers: Children?
Featuring Dr. Amy Stambach,
Professor of Educational Policy Studies and Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 418 Zankel, 4 PM to 6 PM
This presentation asks if there is a mediating role that children play in helping to shape adult relations, particularly those everyday relations and world-order issues of children's rights and international policy. In what way(s) do children mediate broader social interests? Under what conditions do children work for adults? Is there a spatial or temporal dimension to children's brokerage? This paper explores these questions through historical, ethnographic, and documentary research that addresses the social conditions within 'the child' is made. While much research has examined children as social, political, and gendered agents and as autonomous persons whose lives and rights matter, this presentation grapples with the possibility that children are not so much (or only) shaped by themselves but are shaped in the course of working for adults.
Everyone is welcomed to join and light refreshments will be served