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Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s
This week we explore Jane Nicholas's monograph, Canadian Carnival Freaks and the Extraordinary Body, 1900-1970s. To learn more and listen to her interview with Renee Bondy, click here.
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Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt
Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt
The fourth in the Featured Books series is Heidi Morrisons's Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt. In addition to the featured post, please listen here for Dr. Morrison's interview with Nancy Gallagher, professor emeritus from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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The Government of Childhood
The Government of Childhood

This week we revisit The Government of Childhood: Discourse, Power and Subjectivity by Karen M. Smith. In addition to the featured post, you can listen to Dr. Smith speak with Patrick J. Ryan about her monograph, here

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American Child Bride
American Child Bride
This week we revisit American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States by Nicholas L. Syrett. In addition to the featured post, please listen here for Dr. Syrett's interview with his colleague at the University of Kansas, Stacey Vanderhurst.
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Progressive Mothers, Better Babies
Progressive Mothers, Better Babies
We revisit our first ever featured book, Okezi T. Otovo's Progressive Mothers, Better Babies: Race, Public Health, and the State in Brazil, 1850-1945. In addition to the featured post, please listen here for Dr. Otovo's interview with her colleague at Florida International University, Bianca Premo.
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A Year of Books
A Year of Books
Join us as we review A Year of Books: a look back at the monographs and edited collections that we featured in 2019, Day 3 of A Year in a Week.
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The Struggle for Equal Adulthood
The Struggle for Equal Adulthood

This revisited episode of Childhood: History and Critique offers a conversation with Corinne Field, author of The Struggle for Equal Adulthood. Listen to this episode of the SHCY podcast.

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Transnational Youth
Transnational Youth

Richard Ivan Jobs explores transnational youth histories in an interview with Patrick Ryan, plus the JHCY review of his book Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe. Listen here.

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The Examined Life
The Examined Life

This revisited episode of Childhood: History and Critique offers a conversation with Ansgar Allen, author of Benign Violence: Education in and Beyond the Age of ReasonListen to the SHCY podcast episode, here.

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Historical Truth and Childhood Trauma
Historical Truth and Childhood Trauma

Robert Niezen and Patrick Ryan discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Canada and Canada's history of Indigenous residential schooling. Listen to the SHCY podcast episode, here.

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Colonialism, Education, and Emotions
Colonialism, Education, and Emotions

Karen Vallgårda has a conversation with host Ning de Coninck-Smith, about Vallgårda's book Imperial Childhoods and Christian Missions: Education and Emotions in South India and Denmark. Listen to this episode of the SHCY podcast.

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By Birth or Consent with Holly Brewer
By Birth or Consent with Holly Brewer

We revisit a conversation with Holly Brewer at the ten-year anniversary of her prize-winning bookBy Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in AuthorityListen to Part 1 and Part 2 on the SHCY podcast.

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Racial Innocence
Racial Innocence

The seventh in the Featured Books series revisits Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights by Robin Burnstein.

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Developmental Thinking
Developmental Thinking
The third in the Featured Books series is A Historical Sociology of Childhood: Developmental Thinking, Categorization and Graphic Visualization by André Turmel. In addition to the featured post, please listen to part 1 and part 2 of Dr. Turmel's interview with Dr. Patrick Ryan.
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