Children, Childhood and English Society, 1880-1990 / Edition 1

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Children, Childhood and English Society, 1880-1990, reviews the most important debates and main findings from historians, sociologists and psychologists on a range of topics such as social policy, child-parent relations and the children's rights movement of the 1960s. * concise, reliable account of the evolution of some of the most important developments in adult-child relations during the last 100 years* no comparable book which examines debates and reports on findings* esssential reading for those interested in the origins of the welfare state
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"This book provides an overview of the current literature on the history of children and childhood in modern England ...the book does provide considerable insight into the recent scholarship on childhood in England." Canadian Journal of History
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521576246
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2001
  • Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History Series , #32
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 114
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 New ideas of childhood: the 1880s to the 1920s 9
3 Parent-child relationships 16
4 Children and social policies 36
5 Children, schooling and the classroom 63
6 Children's leisure 79
7 Conclusion: disappearing childhood and children's rights 94
Bibliography 100
Index 112
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