Children and Childhood through a Genealogical Lense

deadline for submissions: 
August 15, 2019
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Journal: Genealogies
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Dear Colleagues,

Dr. Sarah Richards

Guest Editor

The intersection of childhood with multiple social and political institutions can provide insight into how childhood and children have historically been positioned and how such genealogical positioning continues to inform childhood and the lives of children today. We seek papers that highlight changed and changing ideas about children and childhood not only within formal and informal institutions where childhood is situated such as school and the family, but also in relation to certain themes such as technology, sexuality, migration and war.

Some potential themes to consider in this edition include but are not limited to the following:


Children, childhood and technology

Children, childhood and political change

Children, childhood and the state

Children, childhood, migration and belonging

Children and childhood in times of conflict and war

Historical social constructions of childhood

Children and families

The role of children in society

The schooled child

The psychological child

Theoretical discussions of key concepts in


Genealogies of the ‘new’ sociology of childhood


Deadline for manuscript submissions is 15th August 2019

Journal website: - please see this website for submission information and instructions


Guest Editor: Dr Sarah Richards