Intentions : « The many material and nonmaterial artifacts from Montreal’s Expo ’67 exhibit varying concepts of childhood. In a series of short essays, I use individual artifacts as a means to study child-adult relationships. » (p. 2)
Échantillon/Matériau : - des « artefacts » de l’Expo ’67 : films, chansons, textes, souvenirs, espaces, etc. - quatre entrevues personnelles, articles, etc.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
« First, I research the depictions of children in film, song, and images. The paper then looks at objects such as postcards, passports, and other ephemeral objects created for Expo that were aimed towards children. The third part looks at spaces designed for children. These include the Children’s Creative Centre, La Ronde, the Youth Pavilion, and Children’s World. These ''artifacts'' viewed together elicit reoccurring themes. They include nationalism, the resource and potentiality of children, commodification and display of children, the myth of universal childhood, the boundary between child and adult, the islanding of children, and children’s agency. The conglomeration of artifacts in this paper will suggest a multifaceted view of children at Montreal’s Expo and describe the experience and cultural landscape of this specific time and place. » (p. 2)