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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 213–215.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Caroline Levander Duke University Press 2007 Elusive Childhood: Impossible Representations in Modern Fiction . By Susan Honeyman. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2005. 184 pp. Cloth, $37.95; compact disk, $9.95. Dependent States: The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 193–195.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Allison S. Curseen Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights . By Bernstein Robin . New York : New York Univ. Press . 2011 . 318 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $24.00 . Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Janet Dean “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 . By Hochman Barbara . 2011 . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . xv , 377 pp. $28.95 . Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . By Hager...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 420–422.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Lucia Hodgson Reading Children and Schooling Readers bridge the disciplinary divide between the history of the book and the history of the child, underscoring the imbricated discourses of literacy and childhood. They remind us of what we are apt to forget: the children we know most...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (1): 33–59.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Sarah E. Chinn Abstract This article explores how thinking about the time of childhood through the lens of US slavery forces us to rethink both phenomena. According to many of the people who lived through it, enslaved childhood was a shifting, episodic phenomenon that had multiple points...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 338–341.
Published: 01 June 2021
... of the book that it does not accuse same-sex couples who choose to marry of “homonormativity,” since there are lots of ways to be queer not foreclosed by marriage. Rather, Rollins concludes Legally Straight with a discussion of the “elastic childhoods” of the marriage debate, from the potential fetuses...
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American Literature (2016) 88 (3): 597–626.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Katherine Henninger Abstract This essay uses insights from Southern and childhood studies—particularly Robin Bernstein’s performative theories of racial innocence—to analyze Lee’s newly complicated contributions to understanding US racial histories. I argue that where To Kill a Mockingbird (1960...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Laura Soderberg Abstract The turn from the nineteenth to the twentieth century marked a time of intensified data collection in the United States focused especially on childhood. This article explores how two children’s narratives, Francis La Flesche’s The Middle Five (1900) and Francis Rolt...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (3): 583–609.
Published: 01 September 2008
... have been scarred by maternal abandonment, suicide, or early death. Joe and Violet share an object relation with Golden Gray, the white-raised son of Hunter's Hunter who is present at Joe's birth. Golden is also the boy who haunts Violet's childhood, as True Belle tells Violet stories about him when...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (2): 283–313.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the resistance to heteronormative logics of age categorization, “adult-erated age” names the ways that childhoods in the texts are adult oriented but also characterizes how they, in their respective contexts, revise and reflect notions of impurity and being worsened as singularly queer ways of being...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 517–545.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Sari Edelstein This essay draws attention to how the institutionalization of childhood studies in American literary criticism unwittingly privileges youth over all other ages and reifies the stages of life themselves as essential categories rather than as cultural constructs. Given that age emerged...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 439–472.
Published: 01 September 2022
... into the ‘face’ of need [ . . . ] has been a part of the rhetoric of engaged photojournalism and NGO campaigns for decades” and is a “visual cliché” in “U.S. media.” While scholars identify the rise of humanitarianism’s photographic “iconography of childhood” (Manzo 2008 ) in the late nineteenth and early...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (1): 215–217.
Published: 01 March 2003
... on the child and childhood. Since the 1965 publication of Philip Ariès’s landmark study, Centuries of Childhood, which postulated the now widely held notion that childhood is socially constructed, the child has been a fertile site of cul...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 185–188.
Published: 01 March 2013
.../00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011. 318 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. Adopting America: Childhood...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 188–190.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the world. Sarah Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 190–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
.../00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011. 318 pp. Cloth, $75.00; paper, $24.00. Adopting America: Childhood...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 195–197.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the world. Sarah Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 197–199.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the world. Sarah Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2013
... in ways that do not simply justify our own ways of see- ing the world. Sarah Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights...
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American Literature (2013) 85 (1): 202–204.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the world. Sarah Schiff, Georgia Institute of Technology DOI 10.1215/00029831-1959607 Book Reviews  193 Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights. By Robin Bernstein. New York: New York Univ. Press. 2011...