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Introducing the Archive of Childhood

At last! The site I’ve been working on with my American Studies seminar (Popular Culture and American Childhood) is now live. The Archive of Childhood was born from the idea, dear to childhood studies scholars and historians of childhood, that the history of childhood should…

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Sputnik Moment: Science as Destiny

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, Pres. Obama called the current state of affairs a “Sputnik moment” for the USA: a time when we’re under great threat and need to step up to the plate so that we can “own the future.”…

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This Is Your Supreme Court on Video Games

The Supreme Court heard opening oral arguments this week in the case of Schwarzenegger vs. Entertainment Merchants Association; at issue, whether the state has the right to prohibit sales or rentals of violent video games to minors. I read the transcript of Tuesday’s proceedings with…

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