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Childhood in World History / Edition 2

Childhood in World History / Edition 2

by Peter N Stearns


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415598094
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/14/2011
Series: Themes in World History Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University. He is co-author of Premodern Travel in World History (2008), and author of Globalization in World History (2009), Sexuality in World History (2009), Gender in World History (2nd edition 2006), Consumerism in World History (2nd edition 2006), and Western Civilization in World History (2003), all in this series. His other recent publications include The Global Experience (2005) and World History in Brief (2007).

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: childhood in world history
  2. Childhood in agricultural societies: the first big changes
  3. Childhood in the classical civilizations
  4. Childhood in postclassical world history: the impact of religious change
  5. Contacts and Contrasts in the Postclassical World
  6. Forces of change and the modern model of childhood: developments in the west, eighteenth century to 1914
  7. Alongside the modern model: the pressures of colonialism
  8. Modern childhood in Asia: Japan adapts the new model
  9. Childhood and communist revolutions
  10. Childhood in the affluent societies, twentieth and twenty-first centuries
  11. The dislocations in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: children face war and violence
  12. Globalization and childhoods
  13. The Dilemma of Children’s Happiness
  14. Conclusion: childhoods from past toward future

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