Evénement - Child and Teen Consumption

Colloque interdisciplinaire CTC « Child and Teen Consumption »

du 3 au 6 avril 2018 à l'Université de Poitiers


The interdisciplinary conference « Child and Teen Consumption » aims to facilitate in-depth dialogue between researchers from various disciplines: management, psychology, sociology, information and communication, anthropology, history, educational sciences, law, etc.  

An active interdisciplinary community has organised the seven previous conferences:

the University of Poitiers (Poitiers University Business School) in 2004; the Copenhagen Business School in 2006; the Norwegian Child Research Centre (Norway) in 2008; Linköping University (Sweden) in 2010; the Universita Libera of Milan (Italy) in 2012; the Edinburgh University Business School (United Kingdom) in 2014; Aalborg University (Denmark) in 201 6.

The 8th CTC conference returns to its origins, to the University of Poitiers and Angoulême, home to a wealth of creative organisations and initiatives.

In 1998 Greater Angoulême set up the MAGELIS Image Centre which now comprises 100 companies from key sectors of the image industry (audio-visual production studios, post-production studios, video game producers, serious game producers, mobile game producers, advertising agencies, design agencies, etc.).

Furthermore, Greater Angoulême is currently in the process of establishing a technoloqy park where the Cultural and Creative Industries are one of the main themes.  Second to Paris, MAGELIS in Angoulême is now the largest centre in France recording the greatest number of cartoons produced each year.

Whilst the 8th conference will aim to continue interdisciplinary research and dialogue on broad themes related to children and young people as consumers, the theme of the 2018 conference will be « Cultural and Creative Industries of Childhood and Youth » in order to reflect its location in Angoulême and the growing research and public policy interest in this topic.   The conference aims to highlight research in this domaine and invites producers of cultural material to bring their views to the debate.

Because of their interdisciplinary focus, the Child and Teen Consumption conferences tackle a wide variety of topics relating to the links between childhood and adolescence and consumer environments in different social and institutional contexts.  The CTC conferences promote and enhance original research that explores and highlights what children understand about the market experiences in which they participate, and how they use the resources available to them to assert their child status vis-a-vis adults or their peer groups.

The conference also welcomes work that analyses marketing techniques used towards young people as well as the socio-economic mechanisms that shape and control childhood culture.


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