Leslie Paris

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The American Child

A Cultural Studies Reader

Rutgers University Press

From the time that the infant colonies broke away from the parent country to the present day, narratives of U.S. national identity are persistently configured in the language of childhood and family. In The American Child: A Cultural Studies Reader, contributors address matters of race, gender, and family to chart the ways that representations of the child typify historical periods and conflicting ideas. They build on the recent critical renaissance in childhood studies by bringing to their essays a wide range of critical practices and methodologies.

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Lost Kids

Vulnerable Children and Youth in Twentieth-Century Canada and the United States

UBC Press

Distinguished historians and social scientists consider the under-representation, demonization, and inadequate care of vulnerable children in twentieth-century Canada and the United States.

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