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Published: 31 July 2014

240 Pages

9.25 x 6.13 inches

ISBN: 9780719090219

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Radical Childhoods

Schooling and the Struggle for Social Change

By (author) Jessica Gerrard

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Presents the first dedicated histories of the Socialist Sunday School (est. 1892) and the Black Saturday/Sunday School movements (est. 1967)
  • Examines how two diverse communities instigated schooling initiatives to counter class and racial disadvantage
  • Provides a thoughtful consideration of the shifts in British class and race relations, presenting comparative analysis of turn-of-the-century socialists and late-twentieth century black radicals
  • Draws attention to the critical presence of children and young people in two of the most important social movements in British history: turn-of-the-century socialism and late-twentieth-century black radicalism
  • Examines how educational movements for children, which attracted large numbers of women, wrought challenge to social and educational inequalities as counter-publics
  • Brings together histories of educational movements for social change, and a theoretical consideration of social change and education through the notion of counter-publics

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