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Childhood in Question : Children, Parents and the State - Anthony Fletcher

Childhood in Question

Children, Parents and the State

Paperback Published: 19th August 1999
ISBN: 9780719053948
Number Of Pages: 188

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"Childhood in Question" explores the historical development, from the 1600s to the 1960s, of childhood experience. Drawing on artifacts as diverse as state papers, legal records, diaries, letters and oral sources, the authors probe a series of key issues: the definition of "the child" and the formation of identity; the emotional world of childhood; the changing attitudes of the state to family intimacy and parent-child relations; the sexuality of children; children and authority; and children and crime.

List of contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
What is a child?p. 15
Death in childhood: the practice of the 'good death' in James Janeway's A Token for Childrenp. 37
Silent witnesses? Children and the breakdown of domestic and social order in early modern Englandp. 57
'A denial of innocence': female juvenile victims of rape and the English legal system in the eighteenth centuryp. 74
Home, play and street life: causes of, and explanations for, juvenile crime in the early nineteenth centuryp. 96
Parent-child separations and colonial careers: the Talbot family correspondence in the 1880s and 1890sp. 115
Family, community and the regulation of child sexual abuse: London, 1870-1914p. 133
Lost childhoods: recovering children's experience of welfare in modern Scotlandp. 152
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9780719053948
ISBN-10: 0719053943
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 19th August 1999
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25