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August 29th 2011

All About Mary: new paper about the 'Toilet Ghost' added to thought-crime.eu
(Thought Crime)

A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘All About Mary: Children’s use of the toilet ghost story as a mechanism for dealing with fear, but fear of what?’ was first published in the Journal of the International Society for Contemporary Legend Research [Contemporary Legend New Series 9 (2006)]. It was an amalgamation of two previous two conference papers from 2000 and 2002. This i...
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August 22nd 2011

A Difficult Truth: Magazine article from 2004 uploaded
(Marc Armitage)

An article first written for the magazine of the playground equipment manufacturer Sutcliffe Play (www.sutcliffeplay.co.uk) has been uploaded on www.marc-armitage.eu Written in 2004 the article, titled ‘A difficult Truth’, challenged playground designers and builders to look at playground provision in a new way. It also stated that,“we adults not only have a very negative attitude towards children and what they do but when it comes down to it we s...
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August 22nd 2011

Lessons of History: The power of taking control
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A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Lessons of History: The power of taking control’ was first published in the 50th anniversary edition of The International Play Associations’ magazine, Play Rights (May 2011). The article charts the development of increasing collectivisation, networking and infrastructure development of the playwork sector in the UK from 1961 (the year the IPA was ...
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August 21st 2011

NEW PAPER ADDED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
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A third paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Pretend and imagination on the British school playground: Consistencies in type, structure and place.’ was first written for the International Psychohistorical Convention held in New York (USA), June 1999. The paper explores the pretend play of children at primary schools during their freely-chosen playtimes and maps consistencies in where and how...
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August 21st 2011

NEW PAPER UPLOADED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
(Thought Crime)

A paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘Right place for some, wrong place for others: Where do children and young people spend their time?’ was first written for the Child in the City Conference held in London, October 2004. The paper discusses the relevance of services provided for children and young people based what and where they spend most of their time. This is the fi...
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August 21st 2011

SECOND NEW PAPER ADDED TO THOUGHT-CRIME.EU
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A second paper written by Marc Armitage has been uploaded to the thought-crime.eu website. The paper titled, ‘What do you mean you don’t like it? Interpreting children’s perceptions of the playground as an aid to designing effective playspace.’ was first written for the 2nd International Toy Research Conference held in Halmstad, Sweden in June 1999. The paper, which shares some of the themes of the previously uploaded paper, defines a number ...
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August 8th 2011

A Grimm Legacy: The Impact of Grimms’ Tales in the English-Speaking World
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

Kingston University London (UK) 6th – 8th Sept 2012 2012 marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms’ collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. Propos...
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August 8th 2011

Children as Economic Contributors and Consumers
(Thought Crime - Conference News)

University of Cambridge (UK) 30th September - 2nd October 2011   The Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past (SSCIP) will be holding their 2011 Autumn Conference (above) at the University of Cambridge. The theme this year will be child labour in the past. As in previous years, the conference will include sessions addressing the conference theme and also and on other aspects of recent research into children and childhood in the past. ...
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August 8th 2011

Folklore and Fantasy
(Thought Crime - Call for Papers)

University of Chichester (UK) 13th – 15th April 2012    The Folklore Society and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy are calling for papers for the above conference. Many folktales are closely related to the fantastic – through subject matter, content and impulse. Folklore often deals with the fantastic, or turns to the supernatural to provide explanations for extraordinary events. Similarly, folklore has lo...
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