I just really like that this is available in such an easy format!

Backyard Books NZ

If you want to know more about the history of childhood or the history of youth, the BBC has an enormous audio archive, in which there are podcasts on exactly that. They are titled:

Childhood

Thu, 9 Dec 99

Duration: 29 mins

Melvyn Bragg looks at how perceptions of childhood have changed over the last 100 years. With Theodore Zeldin and Christina Hardiment.

Download 13MB (right click & “save target as / link as”)

Youth

Thu, 17 Apr 03

Duration: 42 mins

Melvyn Bragg examines the history of concepts and ideas on youth from antiquity to today. With guests Deborah Thom, Tim Whitmarsh and Tom Healy.

Download 20MB (right click & “save target as / link as”)

(Or click on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ioth/all and search by date)

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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