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Mixed feelings. Emotion, gender and discipline in ego-documents of youth offenders (1890-1965).

The research focusses on ego-documents of juvenile delinquents in state reformatories between 1890 and 1965. Using discourse analysis, a synchronic in-depth analysis will investigate how the minors navigated between the institutionU+2019s emotion norms and their own U+2018privateU+2019 feelings, while a diachronic analysis pertains to the interplay of emotion norms and expressions throughout time.

Date:1 Oct 2015  →  30 Sep 2019
Keywords:history from below, ego-documents, History of emotions, gender history, juvenile delinquency