Reviews

Author: 
Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Reviewer: 
Barbara Brickman

Brickman on Wojcik, 'Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction'

Pamela Robertson Wojcik. Fantasies of Neglect: Imagining the Urban Child in American Film and Fiction. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. 256 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6447-0.

Reviewed by Barbara Brickman (University of Alabama) Published on H-Childhood (June, 2017) Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds.
Reviewer: 
Karen Dunak

Dunak on Kiuchi and Villarruel, 'The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture'

Yuya Kiuchi, Francisco A. Villarruel, eds. The Young Are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture. Jefferson: McFarland, 2016. 272 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7864-9884-0.

Reviewed by Karen Dunak (Muskingum University) Published on H-Childhood (May, 2017) Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
E. Wayne Carp
Reviewer: 
Rachel R. Winslow

Winslow on Carp, 'Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption'

E. Wayne Carp. Jean Paton and the Struggle to Reform American Adoption. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. xvii + 403 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11910-3.

Reviewed by Rachel R. Winslow (Westmont College) Published on H-Childhood (May, 2016) Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Sarada Balagopalan
Reviewer: 
Nandini Chandra

Chandra on Balagopalan, 'Inhabiting 'Childhood': Children, Labour and Schooling in Postcolonial India'

Sarada Balagopalan. Inhabiting 'Childhood': Children, Labour and Schooling in Postcolonial India. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. xi + 237 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-29642-8.

Reviewed by Nandini Chandra Published on H-Childhood (January, 2016) Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Clare Bradford, Mavis Reimer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Anselmo-Sequeira on Bradford and Reimer, 'Girls, Texts, Cultures'

Clare Bradford, Mavis Reimer, eds. Girls, Texts, Cultures. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. vii + 331 pp. $48.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77112-020-3.

Reviewed by Diana Anselmo-Sequeira Published on H-Childhood (October, 2015) Commissioned by Meredith Bak

Author: 
Mona Gleason
Reviewer: 
Alysa Levene

Levene on Gleason, 'Small Matters: Canadian Children in Sickness and Health, 1900-1940'

Mona Gleason. Small Matters: Canadian Children in Sickness and Health, 1900-1940. Mcgill-Queen's/Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, Health, and Society Series. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2013. Illustrations. xiii + 207 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4132-0.

Reviewed by Alysa Levene (Oxford Brookes University) Published on H-Childhood (June, 2014) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

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

Author: 
V. Lynn Kennedy
Reviewer: 
Anya Jabour

Jabour on Kennedy, 'Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South'

V. Lynn Kennedy. Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. viii + 277 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9417-6.

Reviewed by Anya Jabour (The University of Montana) Published on H-Childhood (May, 2011) Commissioned by Patrick J. Ryan

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