Public Lecture Series: Harry Hendrick

3rd Apr 2008 - 6:00pm

Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University’s Public Lecture Series ‘Children’s Voices: Are We Listening’ highlights the ongoing work being undertaken by academics, children’s rights activists and policymakers to allow the views and perspectives of young people themselves to impact on how they are treated and understood.

Harry Hendrick, Associate Professor of History at the University of Southern Denmark,is active in the New Social Studies of Childhood Networks in Britain, Sweden, Norway and Germany.

This lecture begins with a historical review of ‘childhood’ and young people’s ‘participation’ in social and economic life throughout the 19th century. The second part explores ‘participation’ and ‘voices’ from the perspective of ‘practical ethics’ Finally, drawing on Garland’s thesis on the ‘culture of control’ and writings on urban governance and anti social behaviour, Prof Hendrick argues that we are now living in a disciplinary state where young people are a prime target for authoritarian practices.

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Welcome drinks will be served from 5pm at each event, the lecture will commence at 6pm and further light refreshments will be available afterwards.