Childhood in America / Edition 1

Childhood in America / Edition 1

by Paula S. Fass, Mary Ann Mason
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814726933

ISBN-13: 9780814726938

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: New York University Press

The family lies at the center of raging public debates over work, parenthood, welfare, and values-debates that cut across lines of race, politics, and class. In the media, in discussions of public policy, and in the courts, this debate is critically about our children, their present welfare and future prospects. Still, the subject of childhood has received little…  See more details below

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The family lies at the center of raging public debates over work, parenthood, welfare, and values-debates that cut across lines of race, politics, and class. In the media, in discussions of public policy, and in the courts, this debate is critically about our children, their present welfare and future prospects. Still, the subject of childhood has received little systematic attention.

Childhood in America explores how children have been defined and continuously redefined throughout history. Bringing together a vast array of selections from past and present, from seventeenth-century ministers to Drs. Benjamin Spock and Barry Brazelton, from the poems of Anne Bradstreet to the writings of today's young people, this lively anthology brings to light the central issues surrounding American children.

Twelve sections, covering childbirth through adolescence, explore such issues as health, learning, gender, child rearing, ethnicity, and work. The volume also emphasizes aspects of children and child rearing not usually discussed, such as sexuality and children's rights. Each section has been carefully selected and introduced by the authors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814726938
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
725
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.91(d)

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