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The Resource Children, childhood and youth in the British world, edited by Shirleene Robinson, Simon Sleight

Children, childhood and youth in the British world, edited by Shirleene Robinson, Simon Sleight

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Children, childhood and youth in the British world
Title
Children, childhood and youth in the British world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Shirleene Robinson, Simon Sleight
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Age was a critical factor in shaping imperial experience. Children, Childhood and Youth in the British World is the first collection to investigate the lives of -and meanings attached to - children and youth within the context of the British world. Children and young people, both British and Indigenous, locally-born and migrant, embodied the hopes and anxieties of British colonists. Recipients of the decidedly mixed blessings of British rule, they were at once petty imperialists, migrant 'pioneers', active resisters and dispossessed victims. This volume locates children, childhood and youth in broader social contexts and acknowledges young people as historical agents, rarely operating within situations of their choosing, but nonetheless shaping their own lives. Their experiences and the ways in which they were represented exemplify the processes through which 'Britishness' was expressed and contested across the globe. This history illuminates social and cultural aspects of young people's pasts and tests the possibilities (and limitations) of the British world paradigm.--
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DLC
Dewey number
305.230941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Robinson, Shirleene
  • Sleight, Simon
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of childhood
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Youth
  • British
  • Nationalism
  • Great Britain
Label
Children, childhood and youth in the British world, edited by Shirleene Robinson, Simon Sleight
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The World in Miniature; Simon Sleight and Shirleene Robinson 1. A Motherly Concern for Children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial Child Rescue Literature; Shurlee Swain 2. Ayah, Caregiver to Anglo-Indian Children c. 1750-1947; Suzanne Conway 3. Babies of the Empire: Science, Nation, and Truby King's Mothercraft in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa; S.E. Duff 4. 'He is Hardened to the Climate and a Little Bleached by it's [sic] Influence': Imperial Childhoods in Scotland and Madras, c. 1800-1830; Ellen Filor 5. 'Dear Mummy and Daddy': Reading Wartime Letters from British Children Evacuated to Canada During the Second World War; Claire L. Halstead 6. East African Students in a (Post-)Imperial World; Timothy Nicholson 7. Resistance and Race: Aboriginal Child Workers in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth- Century Australia; Shirleene Robinson 8. Health, Race and Family in Colonial Bengal; Satadru Sen 9. Race, Indigeneity and the Baden-Powell Girl Guides: Age, Gender and the British World, 1908-1920; Mary Clare Martin 10. Transforming Narratives of Colonial Danger: Imagining the Environments of New Zealand and Australia in Children's Literature, 1862-1899; Michelle J. Smith 11. The 'Willful' Girl in the Anglo-World: Sentimental Heroines and Wild Colonial Girls, 1872-1923; Hilary Emmett 12. Youth and Homosex: Danger and Possibility in Queensland, 1890-1914; Yorick Smaal 13. Leery Sue Goes to the Show: Popular Performance, Sexuality and the Disorderly Girl; Melissa Bellanta 14. Savage Instincts, Civilizing Spaces: The Child, the Empire and the Public Park, c. 1880-1914; Ruth Colton 15. Memorializing Colonial Childhoods: From the Frontier to the Museum; Kate Darian-Smith
Control code
FIEb17781097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 328 pages ;
Isbn
9781137489401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913647224
Label
Children, childhood and youth in the British world, edited by Shirleene Robinson, Simon Sleight
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: The World in Miniature; Simon Sleight and Shirleene Robinson 1. A Motherly Concern for Children: Invocations of Queen Victoria in Imperial Child Rescue Literature; Shurlee Swain 2. Ayah, Caregiver to Anglo-Indian Children c. 1750-1947; Suzanne Conway 3. Babies of the Empire: Science, Nation, and Truby King's Mothercraft in Early Twentieth-Century South Africa; S.E. Duff 4. 'He is Hardened to the Climate and a Little Bleached by it's [sic] Influence': Imperial Childhoods in Scotland and Madras, c. 1800-1830; Ellen Filor 5. 'Dear Mummy and Daddy': Reading Wartime Letters from British Children Evacuated to Canada During the Second World War; Claire L. Halstead 6. East African Students in a (Post-)Imperial World; Timothy Nicholson 7. Resistance and Race: Aboriginal Child Workers in Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth- Century Australia; Shirleene Robinson 8. Health, Race and Family in Colonial Bengal; Satadru Sen 9. Race, Indigeneity and the Baden-Powell Girl Guides: Age, Gender and the British World, 1908-1920; Mary Clare Martin 10. Transforming Narratives of Colonial Danger: Imagining the Environments of New Zealand and Australia in Children's Literature, 1862-1899; Michelle J. Smith 11. The 'Willful' Girl in the Anglo-World: Sentimental Heroines and Wild Colonial Girls, 1872-1923; Hilary Emmett 12. Youth and Homosex: Danger and Possibility in Queensland, 1890-1914; Yorick Smaal 13. Leery Sue Goes to the Show: Popular Performance, Sexuality and the Disorderly Girl; Melissa Bellanta 14. Savage Instincts, Civilizing Spaces: The Child, the Empire and the Public Park, c. 1880-1914; Ruth Colton 15. Memorializing Colonial Childhoods: From the Frontier to the Museum; Kate Darian-Smith
Control code
FIEb17781097
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 328 pages ;
Isbn
9781137489401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)913647224

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