Histories of Childhood and Youth in the Middle East

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E 402 | Does everybody have a childhood? What kinds of childhood experiences have defined the modern Middle East? In this episode, three scholars discuss the methodological excitements and challenges of studying the history of childhood and youth in the modern Middle East. They discuss the roles of institutions like the army, the medical mission, and the school; the rise of state and colonial power; and the emergence of youth politics, all with an eye to history's younger actors and witnesses. Throughout, they consider how using age as a category of analysis might change the ways we understand the past and the ways we live in the present. See more at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/02/childhood-and-youth.html Dylan Baun is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and current program chair of the Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies (AMECYS). He is preparing a manuscript based on his current research, entitled Winning Lebanon: Youth Politics, Populism and the Production of Sectarian Violence in the Middle East, 1920-1958. Heidi Morrison is Associate Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse and President of the Association of Middle East Children and Youth Studies (AMECYS). She is author of Childhood and Colonial Modernity in Egypt and the editor of The Global History of Childhood Reader. She is working on a book, Surviving Memory in Palestine: Narration, Trauma, and Children of the Second Intifada. Murat Yıldız is is Assistant Professor of History at Skidmore College. He specializes in the cultural and social history of the modern Middle East. His research and teaching interests focus on the intersections of subject formation, the body, gender, and popular culture in the late Ottoman Empire. CREDITS Episode No. 402 Release Date: 19 February 2019 Recording Location: San Antonio, Texas Audio editing by Susanna Ferguson and Matt Ghazarian Music: "Hey Onbeşli," with special thanks to Doğa Için Çal Images and bibliography courtesy of Dylan Baun, Heidi Morrison, and Murat Yıldız Available at https://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2019/02/childhood-and-youth.html

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