- Tuesday 3 May 2022, 16:00 - 17:00
- Spoken Language
- International Institute of Social Studies
- Ticket information
Hybrid. Please contact Jessica Pernozzoli at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend this seminar wither online or in-person.
In this seminar, Professor Jessica Taft traces the complex dynamics of age-based power that emerge in the Peruvian movement of working children
Since 1976, the Peruvian movement of working children has put forward a radical reimagining of children’s place in politics and society. It has argued strongly for children’s fundamental equality with adults and for more horizontal intergenerational relationships.
Drawing on ethnographic observation and in-depth interviews, this talk traces the complex dynamics of age-based power that emerge in this unique social movement. It examines how adults, adolescents and children understand the meaning of age categories, and how these categories shape the processes by which they make decisions, organize the movement’s activities, and influence each other.
Through exploring the contours of age and power in this specific case, the seminar will draw larger conclusions about the promise and difficulty of building intergenerational social movements.