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June 26, 2013

12th Annual Sociology of Childhood Days arrive at the Mount

(Halifax) June 24, 2013 – What does the world look like for children today? How does the experience of childhood change based on social class, ethnicity, language, and gender? Are public policies having an impact on how children view themselves? Is sociological research properly representing the realities of modern childhood?

These questions will be top of mind as experts from around the world gather for the 12th annual Sociology of Childhood Days, a bilingual conference being hosted by Mount Saint Vincent University from June 27-29. Sessions will be delivered in both French and English as presenters arrive from South America, Africa, and Europe.

At 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, the conference will feature the Jackson Memorial Lecture by Dr. Allison Pugh which will be free and open to the public. Dr. Pugh is an award-winning author and Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia who focuses on how children experience and react to insecurity, interdependence, and inequality.

“Following the work of early feminists, I argue that when we think about diverse childhoods, we need to do more than simply ‘add inequality and stir,’” says Dr. Pugh. “Instead, the meanings and experiences of childhood hinge on intersecting dimensions of difference, such as age, race, class, and gender.”

What:                     Jackson Memorial Lecture featuring Dr. Allison Pugh

When:                    7:00 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013         

Where:                   Mount Saint Vincent University

                                166 Bedford Highway, Halifax NS

                                Seton Academic Centre, Auditorium A

The Sociology of Childhood Days is presented by the Association International des Sociologues de Langue Française in partnership with the Canadian Sociological Association. A full program in French and English is available online.

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For more information:

Ben Boudreau, Public Affairs

t: (902) 457-6439 c: (902) 441-0505

ben.boudreau@msvu.ca