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9th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies 2012

Generations: Rethinking Age and Citizenship

March 29-31, 2012
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Wayne State University

Conference highlights included keynote addresses from Peter Levine, Tufts University and Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley.

Age is a primary marker of citizenship. It is crucial to obtaining full political citizenship in a community and in shaping political, civil, and property rights. Yet the intersection between age and citizenship (or lack thereof) has varied across time and space. This is especially the case when thinking of how to define and identify citizens by “generation.” The Center for the Study of Citizenship’s 2012 Ninth Annual International Conference in Citizenship Studies will examine the relationship of generations and citizenship in the past, present, and future. It will explore how citizenship—membership in communities—is experienced temporally by age and how membership in a particular generation influences the experience and identity of citizenship.

Watch the keynote address by Peter Levine here.

Watch the keynote address by Lawrence Cohen here.

Watch the book presentation session by Cherstin Lyon and Kidada Williams here.


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