Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

Series editor: Claudia Nelson, Texas A&M University, USA

Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

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Books in Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present
  • This series recognizes and supports innovative work on the child and on literature for children and adolescents that informs teaching and engages with current and emerging debates in the field. Proposals are welcome for interdisciplinary and comparative studies by humanities scholars working in a variety of fields, including literature; book history, periodicals history, and print culture and the sociology of texts; theater, film, musicology, and performance studies; history, including the history of education; gender studies; art history and visual culture; cultural studies; and religion.

    Topics might include, among other possibilities, how concepts and representations of the child have changed in response to adult concerns; postcolonial and transnational perspectives; "domestic imperialism" and the acculturation of the young within and across class and ethnic lines; the commercialization of childhood and children's bodies; views of young people as consumers and/or originators of culture; the child and religious discourse; children's and adolescents' self-representations; and adults' recollections of childhood.
  • For more information on how to submit a book proposal to the series, please contact Ann Donahue, at adonahue@ashgate.com.