Children and Material Culture

Children and Material Culture

by Joanna Sofaer Derevenski
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415188989

ISBN-13: 9780415188982

Pub. Date: 10/28/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first book to focus entirely on children and material culture. The contributors ask:
* what is the relationship between children and the material world?
* how does the material culture of children vary across time and space?
* how can we access the actions and identities of children in the material record?
The collection spans the

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This is the first book to focus entirely on children and material culture. The contributors ask:
* what is the relationship between children and the material world?
* how does the material culture of children vary across time and space?
* how can we access the actions and identities of children in the material record?
The collection spans the Palaeolithic to the late twentieth century, and uses data from across Europe, Scandinavia, the Americas and Asia. The international contributors are from a wide range of disciplines including archaeology, cultural and biological anthropology, psychology and museum studies. All skilfully integrate theory and data to illustrate fully the significance and potential of studying children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415188982
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Preface
Pt. ITheoretical perspectives1
Ch. 1Material culture shock: confronting expectations in the material culture of children3
Ch. 2The world of children17
Pt. IIRepresenting and perceiving children27
Ch. 3Footprints in the clay: Upper Palaeolithic children in ritual, and secular contexts29
Ch. 4The social status and artistic presentation of 'adolescence' in fifth century Athens39
Pt. IIIThe transmission of knowledge51
Ch. 5Biface flintknapping: relating material culture and social practice in the Upper Palaeolithic53
Ch. 6Children, material culture and weaving: historical change and developmental change72
Pt. IVChildhood lives87
Ch. 7Neanderthal cognitive life history and its implications for material culture89
Ch. 8Not merely child's play: creating a historical archaeology of children and childhood100
Pt. VChildren and relationships115
Ch. 9Construction of the individual, among North European forager-gatherer-hunters in the Early and Mid-Holocene117
Ch. 10Children, gender and the material culture of domestic abandonment in the late twentieth century131
Pt. VIGeographies of children139
Ch. 11The child as a node of past, present and future141
Ch. 12Child burials in ancient Athens151
Pt. VIIChildren and value167
Ch. 13Children, grave goods and social, status in Early Anglo-Saxon England169
Ch. 14The archaeology and history of infanticide, and its occurrence in earlier British populations180
Pt. VIIIDemography and growth of children191
Ch. 15Interpretation of the growth of past populations193
Ch. 16Minor concerns: a demographic perspective on children in past societies206
Name index213
Subject index219

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