Talk: Becoming a 'Good' Citizen: Memories of Childhood, Citizenship and Play

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Peninsula Arts - Theatre 2, Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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Tuesday 01 May 2018
7–8pm
Admission Fee: £6 / £4.20 / Friends Free / Free to Plymouth University students via SPIA
Booking recommended
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Exploring childhood, adolescence, nationhood and citizenship, Dr Carly Adams, Associate Professor of Kinesology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge considers how social and moral reform initiatives have impacted leisure spaces in early 20th-century Canada.

Looking at illustrations from oral history research on women who attended municipal playgrounds as children in a small Canadian city from 1920-1950, Dr Adams sheds light on the ways in which urban parks and supervised playgrounds shaped the nation’s youth.

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