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Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood

Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World

Editors: Sleight, Simon, Robinson, Shirleene (Eds.)

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Age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience, yet it has not received any sustained scholarly attention. This pioneering interdisciplinary collection is the first to investigate the lives of children and young people and the construction of modes of childhood and youth within the British world.

About the authors

Shurlee Swain, Australian Catholic University in Melbourne, Australia Suzanne Conway, Chestnut Hill College, USA S.E. Duff, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa Ellen Filor, Indepdendent Scholar, UK Claire L. Halstead, University of Western Ontario, Canada Timothy Nicholson, State University of New York at Delhi, USA Satadru Sen, Queens College of the City of New York, USA Mary Clare Martin, University of Greenwich, UK Michelle J. Smith, Deakin University, Australia Hilary Emmett, University of East Anglia, UK Yorick Smaal, Griffith University, Australia Melissa Bellanta, Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia Ruth Colton, University of Manchester, UK Kate Darian-Smith, University of Melbourne, Australia

Reviews

"This wide-ranging interdisciplinary collection breaks new ground both geographically and methodologically. Its chapters present important new research on youth organizations, mobility, sexuality, public space, war, health, education, and more this is a must-read for historians of childhood and youth, imperialism, and the British world." - Kristine Alexander, The University of Lethbridge, Canada

"This book expands knowledge by bridging between the fields of colonial and imperial history, and the history of childhood and youth. With contributions from some of the leading authorities now writing, this fascinating collection of essays covers a range of historical settings across the 'British world'. Its contributors grapple productively with the challenge of analyzing the patterns and processes through which children's lives were represented, and the ideological work performed by childhood. The collection builds upon an important, new research agenda by demonstrating the significance of histories of children and childhood to histories of the British Empire." David Pomfret, University of Hong Kong


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: The World in Miniature

    Sleight, Simon (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • A Motherly Concern for Children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial Child Rescue Literature

    Swain, Shurlee

    Pages 27-40

  • Ayah, Caregiver to Anglo-Indian Children, c. 1750–1947

    Conway, Suzanne

    Pages 41-58

  • Babies of the Empire: Science, Nation and Truby King’s Mothercraft in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa

    Duff, S. E.

    Pages 59-73

  • ‘He is hardened to the climate & a little bleached by it’s [sic] influence’: Imperial Childhoods in Scotland and Madras, c. 1800–1830

    Filor, Ellen

    Pages 77-91

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World
Editors
  • Simon Sleight
  • Shirleene Robinson
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-48941-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-48941-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-48940-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 328
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