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CFP: Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspective - Special issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures

posted Sep 7, 2017, 9:54 AM by Samantha Cutrara
I am so excited to be the Guest Editor for a special issue of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures on Canadian Youth and Culture in Transnational Perspectives!

This Special Issue is intended to extend discussion of transnationalism in ways that explore how young people in Canada enact, embody, extend, or resist transnationalism through their lives. The goal of the Special Issue is to explore youth identities, cultures, and texts in ways that expand what we know of “Canadianness” to include the transnational links, relations, and resistances that frame and define the lives of young people in Canada.

As such, this issue is interested in the historical, contemporary, and future imaginings of, or resistance to, transnationalism in the lives of youth in Canada. This may include topics such as:
  • Youth’s experiences and identification with transnationalism in Canada (i.e. negotiation of global and local cultures and texts; cross-nation identification of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit youth; site-specific identification, such as in responding to the question “where are you really from?”; performance of nationality/nationalism)
  • Transnational participation in global culture(s) (i.e. movies, music, sports, fashion, video games, online community spaces, etc.)
  • Cultures and texts of young peoples’ physical or virtual transnationalism
  • Textual (re)production for or by youth demonstrating and/or scaffolding transnationalism
  • Schooling as a site of transnational encounter
  • Youth participation in transnational activism (i.e. Transnational Indigenous Peoples Movement, #BlackLivesMatter, Me-to-We, etc.)
ABSTRACTS will be due October 13 with FINAL papers due February 1.

See attached for the whole CFP with additional details.