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Borderland Studies Meets Child Studies

A European Encounter

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Edited By Machteld Venken

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.

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Warsaw Studies in Contemporary History



Edited by Dariusz Stola / Machteld Venken

Vol.1Maciej Górny: The Nation Should Come First. Marxism and Historiography in East Central Europe. 2013.
Vol.2Zofia Wóycicka: Arrested Mourning. Memory of the Nazi Camps in Poland, 1944-1950. 2013.
Vol.3Anna Witeska-Młynarczyk: Evoking Polish Memory. State, Self and the Communist Past in Transition. 2014.

Studies in Contemporary History



Edited by Dariusz Stola / Machteld Venken

Vol.4Joanna Wawrzyniak: Veterans, Victims, and Memory. The Politics of the Second World War in Communist Poland. Translated by Simon Lewis. 2015.
Vol.5Jerzy Kochanowski: Through the Back Door. The Black Market in Poland 1944-1989. Translated by Anna Wróbel. 2017.
Vol.6Machteld Venken (ed.): Borderland Studies Meets Child Studies. A European Encounter. 2017.
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