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The Children's Table: Childhood Studies and the Humanities

Editore: University of Georgia Press, 2013
ISBN 10: 0820345229 / ISBN 13: 9780820345222
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Titolo: The Children's Table: Childhood Studies and ...

Casa editrice: University of Georgia Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2013

Legatura: Soft cover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: "This timely collection on childhood studies is both usefully focused and richly diverse, with essays on literature, history, architecture, critical race studies, child-centered jurisprudence, adoption, gender and queer identity, archive studies, and performance theory. Taking up critical questions of disciplinarity, professionalization, and institutionalization, The Children's Table models and encourages greater dialogue within as well as beyond the humanities. Useful for advanced students and scholars, it also offers an excellent introduction to the subject. An impressive, fun, highly engaging volume."-Kenneth Kidd, author of Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_0820345229

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Riassunto: Like the occupants of the children's table at a family dinner, scholars working in childhood studies can seem sidelined from the "adult" labor of humanities scholarship. The Children's Table brings together scholars from architecture, philosophy, law, and literary and cultural criticism to provide an overview of the innovative work being done in childhood studies?a transcript of what is being said at the children's table. Together, these scholars argue for rethinking the academic seating arrangement in a way that acknowledges the centrality of childhood to the work of the humanities.

The figure we now recognize as a child was created in tandem with forms of modernity that the Enlightenment generated and that the humanities are now working to rethink. Thus the growth of childhood studies allows for new approaches to some of the most important and provocative issues in humanities scholarship: the viability of the social contract, the definition of agency, the performance of identity, and the construction of gender, sexuality, and race. Because defining childhood is a means of defining and distributing power and obligation, studying childhood requires a radically altered approach to what constitutes knowledge about the human subject.

The diverse essays in The Children's Table share a unifying premise: to include the child in any field of study realigns the shape of that field, changing the terms of inquiry and forcing a different set of questions. Taken as a whole, the essays argue that, at this key moment in the state of the humanities, rethinking the child is both necessary and revolutionary.

Contributors: Annette Ruth Appell, Sophie Bell, Robin Bernstein, Sarah Chinn, Lesley Ginsberg, Lucia Hodgson, Susan Honeyman, Roy Kozlovsky, James Marten, Karen Sánchez-Eppler, Carol Singley, Lynne Vallone, John Wall.

L'autore: Anna Mae Duane is an associate professor of English and director of the American Studies Program at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim (Georgia).

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