In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association (MAPACA), the Children and Childhood Studies Area of MAPACA will curate a new online collection titled “American Childhood in 25 Artifacts” to be housed on H-PCAACA.
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.
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Visiting Fellowship Announcement
We are pleased to announce that the latest issue of Girlhood Studies has been published by Berghahn Journals. This special issue is titled Cultural Studies and the Re-description of Girls in Crisis. Contributions to this issue offer what the guest editors refer to as a re-description of girls in crisis. In so doing not only do they offer challenges to definitions of crisis, they also deepen our understanding of what transformative practices might look like.
SHCY Eighth Biennial Conference
Date: June 24-26th, 2015
Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Proposal Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014
“In Relation: Children, Youth, and Belonging”
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.
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.
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
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
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
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