3rd International Conference - CTC 2008 - Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Trondheim, Norway - 24-25th April 2008

Conference program: 

This conference aimed to establish and continue a dialogue between specialists from a variety of academic disciplines in order to explore the phenomenon of young consumers in today's society. During the two days, research was presented on children's and adolescents' position in the consumer society, how children develop their consumer competences and consumer socialization in general. The emphasis is on creating a multi-disciplinary discussion uniting ideas from historical, psychological, sociological, managerial and other social science perspectives.

The 3rd International Child and Teen Consumption conference was held on the 24-25th April 2008 and was hosted by the Norwegian Centre for Child Research in Trondheim, Norway. This conference aimed to establish and continue a dialogue between specialists from a variety of academic disciplines in order to explore the phenomenon of young consumers in today's society.

During the two days, research was presented on children's and adolescents' position in the consumer society, how children develop their consumer competences and consumer socialization in general. The emphasis was on creating a multi-disciplinary discussion uniting ideas from historical, psychological, sociological, managerial and other social science perspectives.

Themes of the conference:

• Children’s and young people’s consumption practices • Children’s roles in the consumer decision-making process • The history of children’s consumer culture • Media, consumption and youth culture • Consumer culture and childhood identities • Children and advertising • Consumer socialization • Media and consumer literacies • Ethics and children’s consumption • The globalization of children’s culture and youth culture • Marketing practices, rhetorics and appeals • Theories of consumer culture • The role of new media in consumer socialisation • Public policy and media regulation • Research methods to investigate child and teen consumption

For more information: http://www.svt.ntnu.no/noseb/Consuming/ctc2008.htm

Scientific commitee: 

Scientific Committee:

Daniel Thomas Cook

Rebekah Willett

Janet Wasko

Ellen Seiter

Gary Cross

Valérie-Inés de La Ville

Birgitte Tufte

Jens Qvortrup

Barbro Johansson

Ragnhild Brusdal

Tora Korsvold

Ingunn Hagen

David Buckingham

Vebjørg Tingstad

Conference contributors: 

Keynote speakers:

Janet Wasko

Ellen Seiter

Gary Cross

Ragnhild Brusdal

Website: 
http://www.svt.ntnu.no/noseb/Consuming/ctc2008.htm