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Children, Childhood and English Society, 1880-1990 : New Studies in Economic and Social History - Harry Hendrick

Children, Childhood and English Society, 1880-1990

New Studies in Economic and Social History

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Published: 8th December 1997
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This book is intended to be a guide to the burgeoning literature on the history of childhood. Harry Hendrick reviews the most important debates and main findings of a number of historians on a range of topics including the changing social constructions of childhood, child-parent relations, social policy, schooling, leisure and the thesis that modern childhood is "disappearing." The intention of this concise study is to provide readers with a reliable account of the evolution of some of the most important developments in adult-child relations during the past one hundred years. The author draws his material not only from historians but also from sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists and children's rights activists.

"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

Acknowledgements
Introduction
New ideas of childhood c. 1880-1920s
Parent-child relations
Children and social policies
Children, schooling and the classroom
Children's leisure
Conclusion: disappearing childhood and children's rights
Select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521576246
ISBN-10: 0521576245
Series: New Studies in Economic and Social History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 8th December 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.15 x 14.33  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.18