Propaganda and Propagation The Education of Children in South Louisiana Through Their Own Schoolyard Lore

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Jeanne Pitre Soileau


Propaganda is more a part of twenty-first century life than ever. Children are every bit as influenced by it as the adults around them. How do children respond to various means they encounter that seek to sway their minds? Through schoolyard games and rhymes schoolchildren show that they are cognizant of all the propaganda they are handed. Their lore reflects both an acceptance of some propaganda ideas, and a cleverly framed rejection of others.


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Jeanne Pitre Soileau

Jeanne Pitre Soileau is the 2018 Chicago Folklore Prize and 2018 Opie Prize winner for Yo Mama, Mary Mack, and Boudreaux and Thibodeaux: Louisiana Children’s Folklore and Play. She is the author of What the Children Said: Childlore of South Louisiana (2021).


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