Series of talks sponsored by C&T in October: 10/4 with Daniel Friedrich & Erica Colmenares

Dear C&T community,
Please note this series of talks sponsored by C&T next month. They all promise to be exciting, provocative, and engaging, and I hope to see many of you there!
  • Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies, with Daniel Friedrich & Erica Colmenares, Wednesday, 10/4, 4-5pm, 306 Russell.

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Resonances of El Chavo del Ocho in Latin American Childhood, Schooling, and Societies (Bloomsbury, 2017) “analyzes the phenomenon of El Chavo, and its images of schooling and childhood, Latin American-ness, class and experience. Including contributors from Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and the US, the book combines reflections from a variety of international perspectives without attempting to compare or reach consensus on any ultimate meaning(s) of the work. The book explores themes such as images of schooling and childhood, romanticization of poverty, the prevalence of non-traditional families, and cynicism towards the economic structures and inequalities which, some argue, make the show transgressive and quite uniquely Latin American. Investigating the connection between visual culture studies and transcultural curriculum studies, this innovative book provides scholars with new insights into conceptualizing childhood, schooling, and society in Latin America.”