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

01 October 2015 → 30 September 2019
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • History
history from below ego-documents History of emotions gender history juvenile delinquency
Project description

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 institution’s emotion norms and their own ‘private’ feelings, while a diachronic analysis pertains to the interplay of emotion norms and expressions throughout time.