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Children in Time and Place : Developmental and Historical Insights - Glen H. Elder, Jr.

Children in Time and Place

Developmental and Historical Insights

By: Glen H. Elder, Jr. (Editor), John Modell (Editor), Ross D. Parke (Editor), Carolyn Uhlinger Shantz (Editor), Robert N. Emde (Editor)

Paperback Published: 13th March 1995
ISBN: 9780521478014
Number Of Pages: 304

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Each generation of American children across the tumultuous twentieth century has come of age in a very different world and under the influence of different major historical events such as war or the depression. Now in paperback, Children in Time and Place brings together social historians and developmentalists to explore the implications of a changing society for children's growth and life chances. Transitions provide a central theme, from historical transitions to the social transitions of children and their developmental experiences. Children in Time and Place begins with studies that link historical life transitions in children's lives with emphasis on wartime experience. It turns to studies of historical variation in the effect of life transitions, from the onset of sexual experience to the transition to fatherhood, and it concludes by introducing the reader to the collaborative efforts involved in the workshop that led to the volume. This book will be of interest to developmental psychologists, sociologists, and historians.

' ... interesting and dynamic, particularly because it addresses not only the points in commom, the past, present and possible convergence of psychology and history in addressing the development of children, but because it expresses and represents the tensions between these disciplines as well.' Reviews in Anthropology 'Children in Time and Place is both enlightening and stimulating. It is an excellent introduction to new interdisciplinary work that has enormous potential for contributing to the fields of developmental psychology, history, and sociology. The volume has an impressive scope and clearly demonstrates the promise and accomplishments of this kind of interdisciplinary collaboration, both conceptually and operationally.' Paul Mussen, University of California, Berkeley

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
List of contributorsp. xii
A proposalp. 1
Studying children in a changing worldp. 3
Historical and life transitionsp. 23
America's home front children in World War IIp. 27
Rising above life's disadvantage: From the Great Depression to warp. 47
Child development and human diversityp. 73
Life transitions across historical timep. 107
Problem girls: Observations on past and presentp. 110
Continuity and change in symptom choice: Anorexiap. 131
Fathers and child rearingp. 147
The cross-disciplinary collaborationp. 171
The workshop enterprisep. 173
The elusive historical child: Ways of knowing the child of history and psychologyp. 192
A paradigm in question: Commentaryp. 224
A developmentalist's reflectionsp. 226
History and developmental psychology, a dangerous liaison: A historian's perspectivep. 230
Epilogue: An emerging framework for dialogue between history and developmental psychologyp. 241
Bibliographyp. 251
Author indexp. 277
Subject indexp. 284
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ISBN: 9780521478014
ISBN-10: 0521478014
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 13th March 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.4