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Lost Histories of Youth Culture


Edited By Christine Feldman-Barrett

Young people and their activities always have been a part of history – yet such narratives have remained mostly untold and often lost in the sands of time. This unprecedented and international collection sheds light on youth’s hidden histories from the nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century: whether from the American Civil War, Maoist China, postcolonial Greenland, or contemporary Iran. These tales of leisure, identity, and belonging take readers into the heart of youth history and uncover heretofore unrecognized cultural contributions that young people have made across time and throughout the world.


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About the Authors


Swapna M. Banerjee is an associate professor of South Asian history at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She researches gender, domes- ticity, family history, and class relations in colonial India. Her current research is on children and fathers, with a special focus on fatherhood as a constitutive element of colonial patriarchy and masculine ideology. Her first book, Men, Women, and Domestics: Articulating Middle-Class Identity in Colonial Bengal (2004), employs the lens of employer-servant relationships to examine the construction of national identity in colonial Bengal. She has published in sev- eral edited volumes and in Paedagogica Historica, History Compass Journal, and the Journal of Social History. Her recent grants and awards include the Ethyle R. Wolfe Fellowship in Humanities (2013–2014) and the Whiting Fellow- ship (2008) for excellence in teaching. She is affiliated with PURAI: Global Indigenous and Diaspora Research Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia. Andy Bennett is a professor of cultural sociology and director of the Griffith Cen- tre for Cultural Research at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia. He has authored and edited numerous books, including Music, Style and Aging (2014), Popular Music and Youth Culture (2000), Cultures of Popular Music (2001), Remembering Woodstock (2004), and Music Scenes (with Richard A. Peterson, 238 | about the authors 2004). He is also a faculty fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. Paul Clark is a professor of Chinese and research director in the School of Cul- tures, Languages and Linguistics at the University...

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