Childhood, Literature and Science : Fragile Subjects

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jutta Ahlbeck, Päivi Lappalainen, Kati Launis, Kirsi Tuohela
Editors: Jutta Ahlbeck, Päivi Lappalainen, Kati Launis, Kirsi Tuohela
Place: London
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 978-1-138-28240-7
eISBN: 9781315270784


How do
we understand, imagine and remember childhood? In what ways do cultural
representations and scientific discourses meet in their ways of
portraying children?

Childhood, Literature and Science aims to answer these
questions by tracing how images of childhood(s) and children in Western
modernity are entangled with notions of innocence and fragility, but
also with sin and evilness. Indeed, this interdisciplinary collection
investigates how different child figures emerge or disappear in
imaginative and social representations, in the memories of adult selves,
and in expert knowledge. Questions about childhood in Western
modernity, culture and science are also addressed through insightful
analysis of a variety of materials from the Enlightenment age to the
present day – such as fiction, life narratives, visual images,
scientific texts and public writings.

Analysing childhood as a discursive construction, Childhood, Literature and Science will
appeal to scholars as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students
interested in fields such as: Childhood Studies, History, Gender
Studies, Cultural Studies, Literature and Sociology of the Family.

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