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[eccr] CFP Race and Kids Culture (Journal Issue)

Tue May 17 05:49:45 GMT 2005

>Essays are sought for a special issue of Cultural Studies<=>Critical 
>on Race and Kids Culture. The special issue will speak to a set of shared 
>As corporations increasingly structure and media almost entirely saturate 
>the lives of
>children, scholars and social critics have rightly begun to explore the 
>articulations of
>power, culture, and identity. Inspired particularly by the emergent field 
>of cultural
>studies and informed by the post-marxist, feminist, and post-structural 
>they have interpreted the ways in which toys, games, movies, television, 
>music, and
>literature educate, imprint, and otherwise interpolate them to embrace 
>values and institutions.  Surprisingly, race has received relatively 
>little attention.  In
>fact, outside of studies of schools, the racial identities and ideologies 
>animating kids
>culture have been granted limited attention.  This special issue seeks to 
>redress this
>Specifically, it examines the production of race in kids (popular) 
>culture.  Each
>contribution unpacks the entanglements of racialization and socialization 
>in and
>through critical readings of popular texts. Presently, participants 
>examine a range of
>topics including children's books on the internment of Japanese Americans, 
>Dolls and the browning of America, the intersection of race, gender, and 
>sexuality in
>recent animated films, video games as (post)modern minsterly, and white 
>websites aimed at children.
>Completed essays would be due to me early next year, running ideally 20-30 
>in length.
>Interested individuals should send either an abstract or complete 
>manuscript along
>with a brief cv to C. Richard King (crking /at/ no later than 1 July 2005.
>C. Richard King
>Associate Professor
>Comparative Ethnic Studies
>Washington State University

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