CALL FOR PAPERS
The 8th CTC conference returns to its origins, to the University of Poitiers and Angoulême, home to a wealth of creative organisations and initiatives. In 1998 Greater Angoulême set up the MAGELIS Image Centre which now comprises 90 companies from key sectors of the image industry (audio-visual production studios, post-production studios, video game producers, serious game producers, mobile game producers, advertising agencies, design agencies, etc.). Furthermore, Greater Angoulême is currently in the process of establishing a technoloqy park where the Cultural and Creative Industries are one of the main themes. Second to Paris, MAGELIS in Angoulême is now the largest centre in France recording the greatest number of cartoons produced each year.Whilst the 8th edition of the International Child and Teen Consumption Conference will continue interdisciplinary research and dialogue on broad themes related to children and young people as consumers, the theme of the 2018 conference will be « Cultural and Creative Industries of Childhood and Youth » in order to reflect its location in Angoulême and the growing research and public policy interest in this topic. The conference aims to highlight research in this domaine and invites producers of cultural material to bring their views to the debate.
Scope of the recurring topics addressed by the CTC conferences :– Historical perspectives on consumption by children and adolescents – Social contexts of consumption practices by children and adolescents – Parent-child relationships with regard to consumption: education, negotiation – The educational projects of parents with regard to learning about consumption – Empowering the child with regard to consumption: comptence, dependence and vulnerability – Children and adolescents as co-producers of consumer cultures – The relationship of children with money: pocket money, saving and spending – Brand strategies and communicaton within youth industries – Inequality and discrimination between children / families provoked by commercial activities – Socialisation of children in consumer practices: tensions between ideology, politics and resistance – Consumer education: responsibility, ethics, environmental and social issues – Social risks: obesity, excessive consumption, excessive debt – Market mediators relating to children: design, publicity, packaging, merchandising – New methodology for « listening to » the voice of the apprentice-consumer – Responsibility of the researcher working with children – Images of the material culture of childhood advocated by commercial activities – Controversy over child well-being and corporate social responsibility – Ethics and responsibility vis-a-vis children: companies, researchers, educators, practitioners, etc.
– Children’s rights and the globalisation of commercial activities
Topics suggested by the theme « Cultural and Creative Industries of Childhood and Youth » :– Cultural products for children and youth – Tensions and mix between entertainment and education – Economic socialisation in child and youth media practices – Virtual worlds: arbitration between avatars, games, virtual currency and real purchases – Children and new forms of interactive advertising : risk relating to the collection of personal data and the targeting of advertising towards minors – Convergence culture : the fluidity of media content and consumer practices – Digital marketing and capturing children’s attention – Techno-cultural affordances of childhood and youth – Cultural industries, licensing and the ‘glocalisation’ of child cultures – Cultural consumer travelling – Transmedia design and circulation of children’s products – Convergence culture : the fluidity of media content and consumer practices – Design of cultural, museum and touristic experiences destined for children – Cultural content and child practices within the regulations of cultural industries and the internet
– Children’s rights in the media and consumer world
DEADLINE FOR PAPER SUBMISSION : 9th OCTOBER 2017 (FINAL CALL)