Histories of Childhood in the Global South | Department of History

Histories of Childhood in the Global South

This introductory course aims to provide a historical overview on the figure of the ‘child’. It seeks to problematize notions of ‘childhood’ and the ways in which states, societies and communities of the Global South impinge upon childhood experiences and agency. Using an array of textual and visual sources, this course will examine case studies from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to understand the framing of childhood as historical processes. What/who is a child and how can we write a history of childhood to understand contemporary global history will remain pivotal questions.

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