By Laura Lee Downs
At the guts of the examine lie the municipal colonies de vacances, prepared by means of the working-class towns of the Paris crimson belt. situated in distant villages or alongside the extra low-cost stretches of the Atlantic coast, the municipal colonies accrued their younger customers into variously established "child villages," during which they have been to reside out specific, perfect visions of the collective lifetime of little ones in the course of the lengthy summer time vacation. concentrating on the construction of and participation in those summer time camps, Laura Lee Downs offers mind-blowing insights into the site and value of formative years in French working-class towns and, finally, in the improvement of contemporary France.
Drawing on a wealthy array of historic assets, together with dossiers and documents of municipal colonies found in distant city halls of the Paris suburbs, newspaper debts, and interviews with adults who participated in the colonies as kids, Downs finds how various groups—including neighborhood Socialist and Communist leaders and Catholic seminarians—seized the chance to form the minds and our bodies of working-class youth. formative years within the Promised Land indicates how, in developing the summer season camps, those quite a few teams mixed pedagogical theories, non secular convictions, political ideologies, and theories in regards to the courting among the nation-state and kid's actual and cognitive improvement. even as, the ebook sheds mild on vintage questions of social regulate, highlighting the lively position of the youngsters in shaping their experiences.
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Childhood in the Promised Land: Working-Class Movements and the Colonies de Vacances in France, 1880–1960 (Philosophy & Postcoloniality) by Laura Lee Downs