Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc <p><em>Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures</em> is an interdisciplinary, refereed academic journal whose mandate is to publish research on, and to provide a forum for discussion about cultural productions for, by, and about young people. Our scope is international; while we have a special interest in Canada, we welcome submissions concerning all areas and cultures. We are especially interested in the cultural functions and representations of "the child." This can include children's and young adult literature and media; young people's material culture, including toys; digital culture and young people; historical and contemporary constructions, functions, and roles of "the child" and adolescents; and literature, art, and films by children and young adults. We welcome articles in both English and French. <em>Jeunesse</em> was formerly <em><a href="http://ccl-lcj.ca">Canadian Children's Literature/Litterature canadienne pour la jeunesse</a></em>.</p> en-US jeditor@protonmail.com (Heather Snell) l.bosc@uwinnipeg.ca (Lauren Bosc, Managing Editor) Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:07:48 -0500 OJS 3.1.2.4 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Black Lives Matter – Statement of Solidarity https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/578 Lauren Bosc Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/578 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:57:08 -0500 Masthead https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/579 Lauren Bosc Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/579 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:57:52 -0500 Table of Contents https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/580 Lauren Bosc Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/580 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:59:17 -0500 Editorial Pictorial https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/560 Sally Campbell Galman Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/560 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:18:34 -0500 Introduction to Special Section—Youngsters 2: On the Cultures of Young People https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/559 Naomi Hamer, Erin Spring Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/559 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:18:53 -0500 “God Only Knows What It’s Doing to Our Children’s Brains": A Closer Look at Internet Addiction Discourse https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/549 <p>This article examines the current discourse of “ethical technology” or “tech humanism” as it relates to young people’s use of mobile and social media. Reminiscent of earlier moral and media panics surrounding the use of communication technologies by young people, the current rhetoric focuses on “internet addiction” and other health aspects, and whether and how tech companies should be responsible for the use of their products and services. It is a contested debate that has brought together reformed Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs, policy-makers, health specialists, academics, educators, and parents. In this article we demonstrate the range of stakeholders deeply engaged in these debates to argue that while there is genuine concern about the power and influence of social media and digital technologies, fears about young people’s relationships with digital technology has been profitable, and discourse on “internet addiction” has worked in ways that protect corporations and redirect condemnation away from them and toward the young people they are claiming to protect. In making this argument, we trace a history of “internet addiction” research in order to situate the current discourse, examine the rhetorical shift that emphasizes the health effects of technology on young people, survey the stakeholders leading these debates, and assesses the corporate responsibility of tech companies that depend on the commodification of young people’s content for their bottom line.</p> Katie Mackinnon, Leslie Regan Shade Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/549 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:18:09 -0500 Girls Playing at Soldiers: Destabilizing the Masculinity of War Play in Georgian Britain https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/516 <p>This article destabilizes previous assumptions of the inherent masculinity of war play by examining the many forms of Georgian girls’ participation. Girls may not have used professionally manufactured guns, but they did similar things with more makeshift weapons. Veterans’ accounts played a key role in inspiring both boys’ and girls’ re-enactments. Girls’ interest in war play was fuelled by complex social messaging admiring female soldiers and praising the value of martial training for both sexes. These findings highlight the need to historicize play and to recognize the pervasive influence of war in eighteenth-century girls’ lives.</p> Jennine Hurl-Eamon Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/516 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:20:45 -0500 “Girls Don’t Like Cars, They Like ‘Girl’ Cars”: Kindergarten Children’s Conceptions of Gender and Play Materials https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/522 <p>Play is a central element of childhood through which children acquire physical, emotional, intellectual, and social skills. The gendered facets of play materials also influence children’s conceptions of themselves as gendered beings and what this implies about their position within the broader social world. Considering that much of the current research on gender and play materials does not actively seek children’s perspectives on their play choices, this research seeks to address this gap in the literature by striving to provide opportunities for children to express their insights and perspectives pertaining to gendered play. This small qualitative study with six kindergarten children focuses on their conceptions of the gender appropriateness of play materials. Themes elicited from participants’ responses include play materials as gender neutral, play materials as gender specific, gender flexibility, and contingent gender flexibility. Implications of these results as well as recommendations for early childhood practitioners and parents are provided.</p> Ameera Ali Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/522 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:24:40 -0500 Those that Fly: Michaela DePrince and the Transnational Politics of Rescue https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/494 <p>This article analyzes <em>Taking Flight</em>, a memoir written by former African war-orphan-turned-ballerina Michaela DePrince with her white adoptive mother Elaine DePrince. Through an analysis of DePrince’s narrative, this article seeks to lay out how the privileged international movement of African youths uncomfortably aligns with more violent forms of inter and intra-national movement, including child soldiering as well as the shutting down of borders to other racialized children who do not meet the ideological requirements implied by discourses of childhood innocence. By thinking through the acceptance and rejection of black and racialized children across borders, this article will not only interrogate the Western framework of humanitarianism but also explore how the subjective formations of a rescued African child can either challenge or be contained in service of the hegemonic terminology of human rights that makes her movement possible.</p> Sarah Olutola Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/494 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:27:15 -0500 Negotiating the Hyphens in a Culture of Surveillance: Embodied Surveillance and the Representation of Muslim Adolescence in Anglophone YA Fiction https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/488 <p>In the era defined by the war on terror, border security, and increased Western cultural anxiety, the discourses of politics, race, and gender influence the representation of non-normative bodies, notably in the signification of female Muslim adolescent bodies as sites of political, racial, and cultural contestation within a culture of surveillance. Mirroring Western society, Anglophone YA fiction typically privileges white normative portrayals of Western adolescence. Fostered in a culture of suspicion, the revitalized orientalist tropes depict Muslim adolescent girls as bodies to “save,” “fear,” and “Westernize.” An emerging group of YA novels presents a substantive challenge to this tradition by seeking to disrupt patriarchal, white normative conceptualizations of Western adolescence. Through an analysis of Randa Abdel-Fattah’s <em>When Michael Met Mina</em> and S. K. Ali’s <em>Saints and Misfits</em>, this article explores the ways in which the female Muslim adolescent body is constructed as a product of surveillance, problematizing the experiences of embodied surveillance and the complexities of being identified as a part of racialized surveillant assemblages.</p> Lisa White Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/488 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:29:49 -0500 Palestinian Children’s Literature: An Overview https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/473 <p>This resource offers a general historical overview of Palestinian children’s literature since 1948, the year when the whole Palestinian people ceased living in Palestine. After the establishment of the State of Israel, many Palestinians were either evacuated and driven from their homeland or chose to leave. Critics have divided Palestinian literature since that time into three categories: Palestinian literature in the diaspora, Palestinian literature in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and Palestinian literature inside Israel. Children’s literature is a part of each of these Palestinian literatures, and I discuss its development in what follows.</p> Hanan Mousa Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/473 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:32:24 -0500 On Being Haunted by King: An Elegy for Queer Youth https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/509 <p>In this elegy for queer youth, the author returns to a photo of Lawrence/Leticia King to reflect on the ways King's life and death provided then and now insights on the promises and perils of queer and trans youth in schools. King has become a part of the past, a shared queer past, but a past that might be used to imagine a future—a queer, a trans, future—for students becoming amidst the halls and classrooms of school.&nbsp;</p> Adam J. Greteman Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/509 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:36:26 -0500 Mille Pompons! Fantômette, the Famous, Unknown, Schoolgirl Superhero of France https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/519 <p>One significant character in French and Francophone literature aimed at young girls is completely absent from English language culture.&nbsp; The books and other media about crime fighting schoolgirl Françoise Dupont / Fantômette have not been translated into English and are very sparsely represented in American and British libraries.&nbsp; She is ubiquitous enough in Francophone culture to be referred to without any explanation (much as English publications would reference a detective named Nancy or Hermione the witch).&nbsp; Who is this heroine and why have we never heard of her?</p> Julie M. Still Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/519 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:38:34 -0500 Cross-Border Bodies: How to Fit When Your Body Does Not https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/511 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Brun-Cosme, Nadine and Aurélie Guillerey. <em>Daddy Long Legs</em>. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017.</p> <p>Cali, Davide and Sébastien Mourrain. <em>The Tiny Tale of Little Pea</em>. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2017.</p> <p>Leng, Qin. <em>I Am Small</em>. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2018.</p> <p>Renaud, Anne and Marie Lafrance. <em>The True Tale of a Giantess: The Story of Anna Swan</em>. Toronto: Kids Can Press, 2018.</p> Leonor Ruiz-Guerrero Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/511 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:39:47 -0500 Where are the Girls? Locating Girlhood in Game Studies https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/458 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Cunningham, Carolyn M. <em>Games Girls Play: Contexts of Girls and Video Games</em>. Lexington Books, 2018.</p> Ashley P. Jones Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/458 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:41:23 -0500 Detours of Growth https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/505 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Farley, Lisa. <em>Childhood beyond Pathology: A Psychoanalytic Study of Development and Diagnosis</em>. SUNY P, 2018.</p> David Lewkowich Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/505 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:43:31 -0500 “Always Becoming”: Posthuman Subjectivity in Young Adult Fiction https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/460 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Tarr, Anita, and Donna R. White, editors. <em>Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World</em>. UP of Mississippi, 2018.</p> Anah-Jayne Markland Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/460 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:46:16 -0500 Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral? Nordic Ecocritical Approaches to Children’s Texts https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/466 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Goga, Nina, Lykke Guanio-Uluru, Bjørg Oddrun Hallås, Aslaug Nyrnes, editors. <em>Ecocritical Perspectives on Children’s Texts and Cultures: Nordic Dialogues</em>. Palgrave, 2018.</p> Catherine Olver Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/466 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:48:23 -0500 Toward a Transformative Education within Youth Media Production https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/472 <p>Review of:</p> <p>Jocson, Korina M. <em>Youth Media Matters: Participatory Cultures and Literacies in Education</em>. U of Minnesota P, 2018.</p> Sandra Chamberlain-Snider Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/472 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:50:48 -0500 About <em>Jeunesse</em> https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/581 Lauren Bosc Copyright (c) 2020 Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/581 Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:01:05 -0500