H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. Subscriptions to H-Childhood are free. The H-Childhood network is co-sponsored by the Society for the History of Children and Youth (SHCY) and H-Net.

Recent Network Content

CFP: Children, Childhood, and Popular Culture

The Children and Childhood Studies Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and
American Culture Association invites you to participate in the 25th annual
MAPACA conference. Papers in this area examine the impact of popular
culture on children and childhood, as well as the role of children and
young adults as influencers and creators of popular and American culture.

About this Network

 

H-Childhood is H-Net's network on the history of childhood and youth.

I. The H-Childhood Network: Scope, Content, Purpose

H-Childhood is an edited network focused on the history of childhood and youth. It has an international perspective and encompasses all regions and time periods. It seeks to attract scholars across disciplines to an engagement with historical thinking about childhood and youth. H-Childhood links scholars throughout the world working in the vast range of humanities and social sciences related to childhood study.

Author: 
Deborah Levenson-Estrada
Reviewer: 
Gareth A. Jones

Jones on Levenson-Estrada, 'Adiós niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death'

Deborah Levenson-Estrada. Adiós niño: The Gangs of Guatemala City and the Politics of Death. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. 200 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-5299-0; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-5315-7.

Reviewed by Gareth A. Jones (London School of Economics) Published on H-Childhood (January, 2014) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Youth and the Discourse of Death in Latin America

Author: 
Lori Rotskoff, Laura L. Lovett
Reviewer: 
Emily W. Kane

Kane on Rotskoff and Lovett, 'When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made'

Lori Rotskoff, Laura L. Lovett. When We Were Free to Be: Looking Back at a Children's Classic and the Difference It Made. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 368 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3723-8.

Reviewed by Emily W. Kane (Bates College) Published on H-Childhood (January, 2014) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Gendered Childhoods in the Late Twentieth Century

Author: 
William J. Reese
Reviewer: 
Gerry Giordano

Giordano on Reese, 'Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History'

William J. Reese. Testing Wars in the Public Schools: A Forgotten History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013. 308 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-07304-3.

Reviewed by Gerry Giordano (University of North Florida) Published on H-Childhood (December, 2013) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Schools and Testing

Author: 
Inna Semetsky, Diana Masny, eds.
Reviewer: 
Johan Dahlbeck

Dahlbeck on Semetsky and Masny, 'Deleuze and Education'

Inna Semetsky, Diana Masny, eds. Deleuze and Education. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2013. 288 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7486-4302-8; $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7486-4303-5.

Reviewed by Johan Dahlbeck (Malmö University) Published on H-Childhood (October, 2013) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Learning to Swim with Deleuze

Author: 
Scott Yenor
Reviewer: 
Alison Lefkovitz

Lefkovitz on Yenor, 'Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought'

Scott Yenor. Family Politics: The Idea of Marriage in Modern Political Thought. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011. xiv + 362 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60258-305-4.

Reviewed by Alison Lefkovitz (New Jersey Institute of Technology) Published on H-Childhood (May, 2013) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

The History and Politics of the Family

Author: 
Dirk Schumann, ed.
Reviewer: 
Doris Bühler-Niederberger

Bühler-Niederberger on Schumann, 'Raising Citizens in the "Century of the Child": The United States and German Central Europe in Comparative Perspective'

Dirk Schumann, ed. Raising Citizens in the "Century of the Child": The United States and German Central Europe in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2010. 256 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84545-696-2.

Reviewed by Doris Bühler-Niederberger (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Published on H-Childhood (June, 2012) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
Nathalie op de Beeck
Reviewer: 
Joseph Zornado

Zornado on op de Beeck, 'Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity'

Nathalie op de Beeck. Suspended Animation: Children’s Picture Books and the Fairy Tale of Modernity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Illustrations. xix + 262 pp. $82.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8166-6573-0; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-6574-7.

Reviewed by Joseph Zornado (Rhode Island College) Published on H-Childhood (September, 2011) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Author: 
E. Thomas Ewing
Reviewer: 
Sergei Zhuk

Zhuk on Ewing, 'Separate Schools: Gender, Policy, and Practice in Postwar Soviet Education'

E. Thomas Ewing. Separate Schools: Gender, Policy, and Practice in Postwar Soviet Education. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010. xii + 300 pp. $42.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-434-7.

Reviewed by Sergei Zhuk (Ball State University) Published on H-Childhood (June, 2011) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

Late Stalinist Schooling

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