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ERIC Number: EJ765688
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
"Seen but Not Heard": City Childhoods from the Past into the Present
Grosvenor, Ian
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v43 n3 p405-429 Jun 2007
This article looks at two modern institutions designed to discipline and control urban bodies--the school and the asylum--and the records they produced and the young people whose moral and cognitive capacities they tended. Both institutions are the sites of past childhood stories, yet the lives experienced in them are essentially anonymous. The focus of historians has been on engaging with the "voices" of the official policy makers, professionals and administrators rather than on the "voices" of the children. In pursuing the "voices" of children in these institutions the article makes a series of claims for the biographical approach and the use of multiple sources of evidence. It also addresses the relation between history and the telling of stories. (Contains 8 figures and 49 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Historical Materials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)