Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood

Children’s Voices from the Past

New Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Editors: Moruzi, Kristine, Musgrove, Nell, Pascoe Leahy, Carla (Eds.)

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  • Explores how we understand and access the perspectives of children and their voices in the past
  • Draws together contributions from scholars of literary studies, history, and social work
  • Advances our understanding of the the cultural construction of the concept of childhood
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This book explores a central methodological issue at the heart of studies of the histories of children and childhood. It questions how we understand the perspectives of children in the past, and not just those of the adults who often defined and constrained the parameters of youthful lives. Drawing on a range of different sources, including institutional records, interviews, artwork, diaries, letters, memoirs, and objects, this interdisciplinary volume uncovers the voices of historical children, and discusses the challenges of situating these voices, and interpreting juvenile agency and desire. Divided into four sections, the book considers children's voices in different types of historical records, examining children's letters and correspondence, as well as multimedia texts such as film, advertising and art, along with oral histories, and institutional archives.

About the authors

Kristine Moruzi is Senior Lecturer in the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University, Australia. She is author of Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915 (2012) and co-author of From Colonial to Modern: Transnational Girlhood in Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand Children’s Literature (1840-1940) (2018).

 

Nell Musgrove is Senior Lecturer in History at Australian Catholic University. She is the co-author of The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia: Just Like a Family? (Palgrave, 2018) and author of The Scars Remain: A Long History of Children’s Institutions and Forgotten Australians (2013).

 

Carla Pascoe Leahy is Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and Honorary Associate at Museums Victoria. Her research examines the history of women and children in twentieth-century Australia. Her previous publications include Spaces Imagined, Places Remembered: Childhood in 1950s Australia (2011) and Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage (2012).


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Hearing Children’s Voices: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges

    Musgrove, Nell (et al.)

    Pages 1-25

  • Children’s Voices in the Boy’s Own Paper and the Girl’s Own Paper, 1880–1900

    Chen, Shih-Wen Sue (et al.)

    Pages 29-52

  • Where ‘Taniwha’ Met ‘Colonial Girl’: The Social Uses of the Nom de Plume in New Zealand Youth Correspondence Pages, 1880–1920

    Gilderdale, Anna

    Pages 53-84

  • “Dear Monsieur Administrator”: Student Writing and the Question of “Voice” in Senegal, 1890s–1910s

    Duke Bryant, Kelly

    Pages 85-105

  • “Str[a]ight from My Heart”: Black Lives, Affective Citizenship, and 1960s American Politics

    Berghel, Susan Eckelmann

    Pages 107-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children’s Voices from the Past
Book Subtitle
New Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Editors
  • Kristine Moruzi
  • Nell Musgrove
  • Carla Pascoe Leahy
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11896-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11896-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11895-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 342
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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