Childhood in World History / Edition 2

Childhood in World History / Edition 2

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by Peter N Stearns
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415598095

ISBN-13: 9780415598095

Pub. Date: 01/14/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Praise for the first edition:

'Those seeking a primer on the field... might well begin here' H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews

'a succinct and deft survey... Undoubtedly this book will be a godsend to teachers... In the assured hands of Stearns, with his readily accessible style, readers will come away much better informed...' - Social History of

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Praise for the first edition:

'Those seeking a primer on the field... might well begin here' H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews

'a succinct and deft survey... Undoubtedly this book will be a godsend to teachers... In the assured hands of Stearns, with his readily accessible style, readers will come away much better informed...' - Social History of Medicine

'Stearns's treatment is characteristically learned, conceptually sleek, and sensitive to societal and temporal variation.' - Journal of Social History

'an engaging, well-written, and thoughtful resource for readers who seek a solid understanding of the subject.' - History of Education Quarterly

Childhood exists in all societies, though there is huge variation in the way it is socially constructed across time and place. Studying childhood historically greatly advances our understanding of what childhood is about and a world history focus permits some of the broadest questions to be asked.

This new edition of Childhood in World History has been completely updated, including:

  • An expanded discussion of the theory and methodology involved in a global history of childhood
  • Expanded coverage of childhood in Africa and South Asia
  • Extra material on religious change, including more discussion of Judaism and Islam
  • New material on the role of the state
  • A brand new comparative chapter on happiness and childhood

Now fully up to date, this second edition of Childhood in World History highlights the gains but also the divisions and losses for children across the millennia.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415598095
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/14/2011
Series:
Themes in World History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : childhood in world history1
2Childhood in agricultural societies : the first big changes8
3Childhood in the classical civilizations18
4Childhood in postclassical world history : the impact of religious change33
5Debating childhood in the promodern west43
6Forces of change and the modern model of childhood : developments in the west, eighteenth century to 191454
7Alongside the modern model : the pressures of colonialism65
8Modern childhood in Asia : Japan adapts the new model73
9Childhood and communist revolutions82
10Childhood in the affluent societies, twentieth and twenty-first centuries93
11The dislocations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries : children face war and violence110
12Globalization and childhoods120
13Conclusion : childhoods from past toward future131

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