Charlotte Bennett is a DPhil candidate at Wolfson College, University of Oxford. She has a longstanding interest in children’s responses to international crises; her MA thesis examined New Zealand children’s lives during the First World War and the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. Her doctoral project explores children’s experiences of conflict and empire in New Zealand and Ireland during the 1910s.
Tali Berner teaches at the Program for the Master’s Degree in Research of Child and Youth Culture at Tel Aviv University, Israel. This article is based on her doctoral dissertation on children and childhood in early modern Ashkenaz, written at the department of Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is very grateful to the many funds that supported this research and the anonymous readers of this article for their helpful comments.
Michelle Beissel Heath
Michelle Beissel Heath is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Kearney, where she specializes in children’s literature and in nineteenth century British literature. She has articles on nineteenth and early twentieth century children’s play and literary texts in Childhood in Edwardian Fiction: Worlds Enough and Time (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), The Oscholars (2009), Critical Survey (2012), Oceania and the Victorian Imagination (Ashgate, 2013), and Jeunesse (2013).
Jennifer Lucko received her PhD in cultural anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley and is currently an assistant professor in the School of Education at Dominican University of California. She completed over sixteen months of ethnographic research in Madrid, Spain examining how colonial and post-colonial socio-economic hierarchies are reproduced in immigration scenarios. She is currently participating in a collaborative research project entitled, [End Page 190] “Estrategias de Integración Social y Prevención del Racismo en Las Escuelas/Social Participation Strategies and Racism Prevention in Schools” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. This study was framed within the research project “Estrategias de Integración Social y Prevención del Racismo en Las Escuelas/Social Participation Strategies and Racism Prevention in Schools” (FFI2009–08762), funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation in Spain. She expresses her appreciation to Margarita del Olmo at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científic for supporting this research and an anonymous JHCY reviewer for providing insightful and critical feedback on earlier drafts of this article. Above all, she is grateful to the teachers, parents, and students who participated in this study.
Sarah-Joy Maddeaux is currently completing a PhD on the social history of Bristol Zoo, in conjunction with the University of Bristol and Bristol Zoo Gardens. This work was supported by a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (number AH/1505865/1). It has benefited from the support of Professors Tim Cole and Peter Coates, as well as the input from the two anonymous reviewers for their comments on earlier drafts.
Malia McAndrew is an assistant professor of history at John Carroll University. Her teaching and research interests focus on the history of gender and race in modern America. She regularly teaches an undergraduate history course on Twentieth Century Youth Culture and is currently writing a monograph entitled Beauty Culture Battlegrounds: Race, Sex, and America’s Redefinition of the Feminine Ideal, 1945–1972. Dr. McAndrew wishes to thank the many colleagues, including the two anonymous reviewers for the JHCY, who helped her to rethink and revise the this essay.
Aaron Skabelund is an associate professor of history at Brigham Young University. He is the author of Empire of Dogs: Canines, Japan, and the Making of the Modern Imperial World (Cornell University Press, 2011). He is currently working on a book manuscript on the history of the post-World War II Japanese military, commonly known as the Self-Defense Force. He expresses thanks to Rebecca de Schweinitz, Jack Stoneman, and Grant Madsen, as well as the two anonymous readers for the JHCY. [End Page 191]