SOURCE: History Workshop
by Julia Laite
The history of domestic and child care work has become increasingly robust, but museums and public exhibitions have struggled to find ways to represent the work and experiences of women, many from south Asia, who traveled with white colonial families to perform this labor, putting marginalized people in charge of the empire's children.
SOURCE: JSTOR Daily
As 90s nostalgia gets mined for commercial benefit, a researcher looks at the centrality of divorce in the cultural expressions of Gen X.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Why would people understand marriage through the frame of work and expect to be happy? Historian Kristin Celello explains the alternatives.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
Stephanie Coonts and Steven Mintz say that the shift in family bonds from obligation and resources to personal growth and happiness have exacerbated tensions and increased the level of estrangement in multigenerational families.
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
by Steven Mintz
A recent argument for the general stability of children over the last century and a half misses the key point that "childhood" has been a fluid concept, and changes in how childhood is understood has necessarily affected the experiences of children.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Gretchen Sisson
Despite Samuel Alito's rhetoric, adoption as practiced in the US does not resolve the basic conflicts inherent in unwanted pregnancy, which overlap historically with racial and class inequalities in the nation.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Judith Levine
The elision of children’s interests and parents’ rights is not just bad grammar, however. It is an expression of conservative “pro-family” ideology, which posits the family as an indivisible unit where everyone’s interests are unanimous.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Reality dating shows, for better or worse, have focused a lens on the state of love, sex and relationships in American society. Here is a list of shows that define each of the 20 years of the genre (and might be historical documents someday?)
- Josh Hawley Earns F in Early American History
- Does Germany's Holocaust Education Give Cover to Nativism?
- "Car Brain" Has Long Normalized Carnage on the Roads
- Hawley's Use of Fake Patrick Henry Quote a Revealing Error
- Health Researchers Show Segregation 100 Years Ago Harmed Black Health, and Effects Continue Today
- Nelson Lichtenstein on a Half Century of Labor History
- Can America Handle a 250th Anniversary?
- New Research Shows British Industrialization Drew Ironworking Methods from Colonized and Enslaved Jamaicans
- The American Revolution Remains a Hotly Contested Symbolic Field
- Untangling Fact and Fiction in the Story of a Nazi-Era Brothel