(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The crisis of the “disadvantaged child” : poverty research, IQ, and muppet diplomacy in the 1960s

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JACKSON P.S.B. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, Dartmouth College, Hanover, ETATS-UNIS


The A. examines the different US preschool programs targeting the poor Blacks in the 1960’s. He shows how the discipline of early childhood education cohered around the term “disadvantaged child”, in turn influencing the War on Poverty policies, including the basis of Head Start preschool education. He also investigates, through the Sesame Street TV program, how surplus populations became determined and demarcated, as early as three years old. He concludes by questioning how televised preschool taught “affective skills” and proper social relations during times of political crisis


Article of periodic

published at : Antipode / ISSN 0066-4812

Editor : Blackwell, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1969)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no1 [pp. 190-208]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



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