Borderland Studies Meets Child Studies: A European Encounter

Borderland Studies Meets Child Studies: A European Encounter

by Machteld Venken (Editor)


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This book provides a comparative analysis of the history of borderland children during the 20th century. More than their parents, children were envisioned to play a crucial role in bringing about a peaceful Europe. The contributions show the complexity of nationalisation within various spheres of borderland children’s lives and display the dichotomy between nationalist policies and manifest non-national practices of borderland children. Despite the different imaginations of East and West that had influenced peace negotiators after both World Wars, moreover, borderland children in Western and Central Europe invented practices that contributed to the creation of a socially cohesive Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631675557
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 01/04/2018
Series: Studies in Contemporary History Series , #6
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Machteld Venken studied Slavic Studies at the Catholic University in Leuven and European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. She holds a PhD in History from the Catholic University in Leuven. After holding postdoctoral fellowships in Warsaw, she is now an Elise Richter Fellow at the University of Vienna.

Table of Contents

Borderland Studies – Child Studies – Europeanisation – Destitute children – Education – Youth movements – The everyday life – Cultural Emancipation – Nationalisation – Alsace – Memel Region – Polish-German borderlands – North Schleswig – German Speaking Community of Belgium

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