Dr. Patrick Ryan

CSI 3360f/g - Course Calendar

Week 1 - Tuesday Sept. 11 - COURSE INTRODUCTION



MODULE 1: READING CHILDHOOD AS DISCOURSE


Week 2 - Sept. 18 - DISCURSIVE NETWORKS

READING:
Patrick J. Ryan, "How New is the 'New' Social Studies of Childhood? The Myth of a Paradigm Shift," Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 38, no. 4 (Spring, 2008): 553-576. 

Also watch the video or listen to the audio of an ask-the-author session on the LMC at Althouse faculty of education, 2013.


LECTURE RESOURCES: 

Sample Transcript (2013)

Wordsworth, Ode, lines 59-77 (1807).

Milestones, Mothercraft (1923).

Gesell's Dome (est. 1911, photo 1947)

Las Meninas (1656) Diego Velaquez

KEY CONCEPTS
Discursive Formation
Discourse
Paradigm
Theory

Text
Instantiation
Language-Logic-Practice

 Binary Opposition
 Generative Tension
Dialectic
Reflexivity
The Self-Examining Subject

The Landscape of Modern Childhood
 --Socialization Theory & the Conditioned Child
 --Romantic Developmentalism & the Authentic Child
 --Sci. Developmentalism & the Developing Child
 --Social Actor Theory & the Political Child


Week 3 - Sept. 25 - TEXT

READING:
Karin Aronsson and Bengt Sandin, "The Sun Match Boy and Plant Metaphors:  A Swedish Image of a 20th-Century Childhood," in Images of Childhood edited by C. Philip Hwang, Michael E. Lamb, Irving E. Sigel (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1996): 185-202.


LECTURE RESOURCES:

Solstickan (Match Boy) (M20C)

Solstickan Advertisement (M20C)

Gareth Lind's "Squeegee Kids" (1997)

Plight of the Squeegee Kid (2007) 

KEY CONCEPTS

Context
Intertextuality
Media & Medium
Rituals of Inscription
Interpretive Community
Reader-Response
Intentional & Affective Fallacies
Genre
Point-of-View
Voice
Tone
Assumed Reader
 


Week 4 - Oct. 2 - SIGN & METAPHOR

READING:
Dorothy Johnson, "Engaging Identity: Portraits of Children in Late 18th-century European Art," in Fashioning childhood in the eighteenth century, ed. by Anja Müller (Ashgate, 2006): 101-115.

Patricia Read Russell, "Parallel Fantasies:  Barrie's Peter Pan and Speilberg's E.T. Extraterrestrial" Children's Literature Association Quarterly, v.8, no. 4 (Win 1984): 28-30.

Optional: Lecture on Interpretive Validity

LECTURE RESOURCES:
Hockey Canada (2003) Advertisement

Paper 1 Due (via OWL) Friday October 5

FALL BREAK OCT 8-12

KEY CONCEPTS
Sign
 Signifier & Signified
Denote & Connote

Metaphor
 Simile
 Metonymy
 Synecdoche
Index
Juxtaposition
Discursive Positioning

Motif
Figure
Narrative
Plot

Interpretive Validity



MODULE 2: DISCOURSE AND POWER RELATIONS


Week 5 - Oct. 16 - POWER-KNOWLEDGE VS. IDEOLOGY CRITIQUE

READING:
Patrick J. Ryan, "What to Make of Child-Saving Discourse?" Childhood: History & Critique
S1, Ep1 (Nov. 12, 2014).

Listen to the CHC Interview with Shrulee Swain

Ellen K. Feder, "Power/Knowledge," in Michel Foucault: Key Concepts edited by Dianna Taylor (Acumen Publ. Ltd, 2011): 55-68.


LECTURE RESOURCES:

Hobo's Lullaby Arlo Gutherie

David Rowland Testimony (1832)

The Police, "Do Do Da Da" (1980)

Lewis Hine, "Struggling Families," (1912)

KEY CONCEPTS
Ideology Critique
Class
Base-Superstructure
False Consciousness
 Cultural Hegemony

Child-Saving Discourse
Middle-Class Family Ideology
Gender
love-money dualism

Analytics of Power
Power-Knowledge
Foucault's Theses on Power
Text & Discourse (review)


Week 6 - Oct. 23 - PROFESSIONS & DISCIPLINARY POWER

READING:
Patrick J. Ryan "The 'government of heroic women': childhood, discipline, and the discourse of poverty -  'Kontrolle durch heroische Frauen': Kindheit, Disziplin und der Armustsdiskurs," in Bildungsgeschichte – International Journal for the Historiography of Education vol. 7, no. 2 (2017): 173-190.

Also Watch BBC - Our World "Norway: Parents Against the State."


LECTURE RESOURCES:

Panopticon Design
 

KEY CONCEPTS
Michel Foucault
Discipline
Time, Space, Bodies
 Self-Reflexive Subject

 Disciplinary Techniques
Hierarchical Observation
 Normalizing Judgment
The Examination

 


Week 7 - Oct. 30 - DISCIPLINARY TECHNIQUES

READING:
Patrick J. Ryan, "'Young Rebels Flee Psychology':  individual intelligence, race, and foster children in Cleveland, Ohio between the world wars,"  Paedagogica Historica vol. 47, no. 6 (October 2011): 767-783.


LECTURE RESOURCES:

Sunday School Floor Plan (1830s)

Sunday School Discipline (1830s)

Library of Congress Panoptical Reading Room

KEY CONCEPTS
Disciplinary Techniques
Hierarchical Observation
 Normalizing Judgment
The Examination

3 forms of Normality
Graphic Visualization
 Radical Simplification

Contemporary Examples of Discipline

 

 


Week 8 - Nov. 6 - BIOPOWER

READING:
Lena Sjoberg, "Confession of an individual education plan," in Foucault and a politics of confession in education edited by Andreas Fejes and Katherine Nicoll (London: Routledge, 2015): 62-75.


LECTURE RESOURCES:

Bureau of Juvenile Research (1913)

 Medical Review of Reviews (1915)

Bradley, "Paediatrist in the Community" (1915)

Eugenic Lights (1928)

KEY CONCEPTS
Normalizing Judgment
 Examination
Eugenics
Family Studies
 Henry Goddard
 I.Q. Testing
Statistical Thinking
Bureau of Juvenile Research
Confessional Techniques
I.E.P.
Biopower
Governmentality


 Week 9 - Nov. 13 - SELF-REGULATING SUBJECTS

READING: 
Patrick J. Ryan, "Producing Self-Regulating Subjects," Childhood: History & Critique S1, Ep5 (Jan. 19, 2015). 

Listen to the CHC interview of Greg Bowden

LECTURE RESOURCES: 

TBA


Paper 2 Due (via OWL) Friday November 16

KEY CONCEPTS

Medicalization of Childhood
ADHD Debate



MODULE 3: COUNSELING, CONFESSION, AND POWER


Week 10 - Nov. 20 - CONVERSATION ANALYSIS

READING:
Ian Hutchby, The Discourse of Child Counselling, Chapters 1-2.  (pgs. 1-37)

LECTURE RESOURCES:

TBA

KEY CONCEPTS
Ethnography
"Competency Paradigm"
Symbolic Interactionism
Conversation Analysis
1-Way Mirror Problem
Turn Construction Units (TCU)
Transition Relevant Places (TRP)
Adjacency Pairs
Bricolage
Assymetrical Interactions


Week 11 - Nov. 27 -  VOICE AND CONFESSION

READING:
Ian Hutchby, The Discourse of Child Counselling, Chapters 3-4. (pgs. 39-78)

Anna Anderson, "Is 'giving voice' an incitement to confess?" in Foucault and a politics of confession in education edited by Andreas Fejes and Katherine Nicoll (London: Routledge, 2015): 133-145.

LECTURE RESOURCES:

TBA

KEY CONCEPTS
Affordance
Frame
Therapeutic Objects
Counseling Tropes
Perspective-Display Squence (PDS)
 


Week 12 - Dec 4 -  COUNSELING AS A DISCIPLINARY TECHNIQUE

READING:
Ian Hutchby, The Discourse of Child Counselling, Chapters 5-7. (pgs. 79-134)


LECTURE RESOURCES:

TBA


Paper 3 Due on Friday Dec. 11 (Via OWL)

KEY CONCEPTS
Active Listening
Question-Answer Formulation (QAF)
Tropes
Narratives
Newsmakers
Formulations
Institutionalized Incitement to speak
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