My “Kidz Bop, ‘Tweens,’ and childhood music consumption,” has been included in the most recent issue of Consumers, Commodities, and Consumption, the newsletter of the Consumer Studies Research Network. It can be read here.
In March Jenny Woodruff and I organized a panel at the annual conference of the Mid-Atlantic chapter of SEM, on “Children, music, and media in the contemporary US,” which included papers by Sarah Snyder and Jenny Johnson. It was a rare chance (hopefully more and more in the near future) to bring together some of scholars who have recently been opening up new doors for ethnomusicological study of kids, media, and popular music consumption.
Abstracts after the jump.
At the end of July I’ll be participating in a conference on the “Contested Terrain of Consumption Studies,” hosted by the Consumer Studies Research Network, in Boston, presenting research on kids and media consumption from my dissertation.
My contribution to the panel mentioned in the last post will be a paper titled “Media consumption as social organization in a New England primary school.” (I’m really happy with the allusion to Goodwin’s He Said She Said, but I really need to start writing more explanatory titles.) Abstract after the jump.