New publication: Designing Modern Childhoods

From H-Material Culture:

Rutgers University Press is pleased to announce the publication of 'Designing Modern Childhoods:History, Space, and the Material Culture of Children' edited by Marta Gutman and Ning de Coninck-Smith. In Designing Modern Childhoods, architectural historians, social historians, social scientists, and architects examine the history and design of places and objects such as schools, hospitals, playgrounds, houses, cell phones, snowboards, and even the McDonald's Happy Meal. Special attention is given to how children use and interpret the spaces, buildings, and objects that are part of their lives, becoming themselves creators and carriers of culture.

Contributors include Annmarie Adams, Harriot Beazley, Helene Brembeck, Anne-Marie Chatelet, Olav Christensen, Alison J. Clarke, Ning de Coninck-Smith, Anene Cusins-Lewer, Paula S. Fass, Julia Gatley, John R. Gillis, Rebecca Ginsburg, Peter Gossage, Marta Gutmn, Marry S. Hoffschwelle, Mizuko Ito, Kristine Juul, Zeynep Kezer, Roy Kozlovsky, David C. Sloane, and Abigail A. Van Slyck.

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