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New Book: Remembered Reading Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood

by Mel Gibsonfrontcover_remembered_readi

A reader’s history exploring the forgotten genre of girls’ comics
Girls’ comics were a major genre from the 1950s onwards in Britain. The most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. However, this genre was slowly replaced by magazines which now dominate publishing for girls. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history which explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten. The research is based around both analysis of what the titles contained and interviews with women about their childhood comic reading. In addition, it also looks at the other comic books that British girls engaged with, including humour comics and superhero titles. In doing so it looks at intersections of class, girlhood, and genre, and puts comic reading into historical, cultural, and educational context.

http://upers.kuleuven.be/en/book/9789462700307

New Books on North African, Saharan and Amazigh (Berber) children’s toy and play cultures

Rossie, J-P. (2015). Saharan – North African – Amazigh Children’s Toy Catalogs: Donation to Centro per la Cultura Ludica in Turin. Braga: Centre for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Portugal, 93, 179 ill.

Rossie, J-P. (2015). Saharan – North-African – Amazigh Children’s Toy Catalogs: Donation to Musée du Jouet de Moirans-en-Montagne, first part: dolls and toy animals, Braga: Centre for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Catholic University of Portugal, 72, 127 ill.

These books are available here:

Academia.edu https://independent.academia.edu/JeanPierreRossie

Scribd : https://www.scribd.com/jean_pierre_rossie

Sanatoyplay (website of the author): http://www.sanatoyplay.org (publications)

NEW BOOK – Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Layout 1by Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

July 2015
Lynne Rienner Publishers

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant, analyzing the social and legal dynamics that shape everyday life in and out of school.

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​​New titles from Policy Press on ​Children, ​Young ​People and​ Families

9781447307044Child development and the brain: An introduction
By Rob Abbott and Esther Burkitt
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4473-0704-4  £19.99 $34.95
Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain. Continue reading ​​New titles from Policy Press on ​Children, ​Young ​People and​ Families

New Book – Love’s Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Child Rearing in Contemporary China

9780520283503by Teresa Kuan
2015 – University of California Press

Love’s Uncertainty explores the hopes and anxieties of urban, middle-class parents in contemporary China. Combining long-term ethnographic research with analyses of popular child-rearing manuals, television dramas, and government documents, Teresa Kuan bears witness to the dilemmas of ordinary Chinese parents, who struggle to reconcile new definitions of good parenting with the reality of limited resources.

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