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  • Author:
    Peter N Stearns
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    0415598087
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    Routledge; 2 edition (December 1, 2010)
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    190 pages
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Stearns updates his earlier study of the global history of childhood wit. lucid analysis of new . Peter N. Stearns is Provost and Professor of History at George Mason University.

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Through comparative analysis, Peter Stearns facilitates a cross-cultural and transnational understanding of attitudes towards the role of children in society, and how "models" of childhood have developed throughout history

Through comparative analysis, Peter Stearns facilitates a cross-cultural and transnational understanding of attitudes towards the role of children in society, and how "models" of childhood have developed throughout history. Engaging with issues around children’s role in the family and the involvement of communal, national, educational, and global infrastructures, Stearns unpacks the experience of childhood in the West, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Series: Themes in World History. Paperback: 190 pages. His other recent publications include The Global Experience (2005) and World History in Brief (2007). Publisher: Routledge;.

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Studying childhood historically greatly advances our understanding of what childhood is about, and a world history focus permits broad questions to be asked.

Stearns addresses these and other themes with clear prose and little professional jargon.

Contents, preface, further reading, index. Stearns addresses these and other themes with clear prose and little professional jargon. As the author of several titles in the Themes in World History series and an expert in the field of world history, Stearns identifies a gap in the literature on childhood.

Childhood in World History Stearns Peter Taylor&Francis 9781138674325 : Taking a global look at what the category of. .

Childhood in World History Stearns Peter Taylor&Francis 9781138674325 : Taking a global look at what the category of childhood has meant from agricultural societies to the present day, . Social History of Medicine. Stearns's treatment is characteristically learned, conceptually sleek, and sensitive to societal and temporal variation. Journal of Social History. an engaging, well-written, and thoughtful resource for readers who seek a solid understanding of the subject.

Home Browse Books Book details, Childhood in World History. I discussed the possibility of a contribution on childhood to the Themes in World History series several years ago, but the challenge initially loomed large

Home Browse Books Book details, Childhood in World History. Childhood in World History. I discussed the possibility of a contribution on childhood to the Themes in World History series several years ago, but the challenge initially loomed large. While the situation has improved a bit in the last four years, particularly with new works on societies such as China and Latin America and on child labor as a global theme, a substantial challenge remains.

Peter Stearns's Childhood in World History is a worthy member of the Themes in World History series . As the book approaches the recent past and the contemporary world, chapters become richer and more detailed.

Peter Stearns's Childhood in World History is a worthy member of the Themes in World History series, published by Routledge, taking its place alongside volumes on such topics as disease and medicine, alcohol, sports, food, migration, revolutions, and religion. Early chapters are brief, sketchy, and necessarily superficial because of the lack of adequate sources.

Download PDF book format. Themes in world history

Download PDF book format. Themes in world history. Introduction : childhood in world history Childhood in agricultural societies Childhood in the classical civilizations Childhood in postclassical world history : the impact of religious change Contacts and contrasts in the postclassical world Forces of change and the modern model of childhood : developments in the west, eighteenth century to 1914 Alongside the modern model : the pressures of colonialism Modern childhood in Asia : Japan adapts the.

Praise for the first edition:

'Those seeking a primer on the field... might well begin here'H-Childhood, H-Net Reviews

'a succinct and deft survey... Undoubtedly this book will be a godsend to teachers... In the assured hands of Stearns, with his readily accessible style, readers will come away much better informed...' - Social History of Medicine

'Stearns's treatment is characteristically learned, conceptually sleek, and sensitive to societal and temporal variation.' - Journal of Social History

'an engaging, well-written, and thoughtful resource for readers who seek a solid understanding of the subject.' - History of Education Quarterly

Childhood exists in all societies, though there is huge variation in the way it is socially constructed across time and place. Studying childhood historically greatly advances our understanding of what childhood is about and a world history focus permits some of the broadest questions to be asked.

This new edition of Childhood in World History has been completely updated, including:

An expanded discussion of the theory and methodology involved in a global history of childhood

Expanded coverage of childhood in Africa and South Asia

Extra material on religious change, including more discussion of Judaism and Islam

New material on the role of the state

A brand new comparative chapter on happiness and childhood

Now fully up to date, this second edition of Childhood in World History highlights the gains but also the divisions and losses for children across the millennia.


inetserfer
The subject matter is fascinating, and it is presented in a digestible fashion. Curiously, though, the author does not cite any sources for his facts, general information, or even direct quotes! There is a meager list called "references" in the back of the book, and each chapter has a list for further reading. Neither if those help me when I want to look up the source for a fact or a quote. Even if he has the information memorized and is simply writing based on his broad knowledge base, certainly he should still have used citations for quotes. I am puzzled because of the author's high credentials and the reputation of the publisher. Could someone explain to me why these omissions are justified?
Meztihn
The book is a very readable survey of the historical context for the evolution in child life. I liked the fact that it examined a range of cultures from East to West, and the breadth of social practice from elite life to the poor and working classes. Occasionally the book betrayed the author's generalist history perspective brought to this field, but this actually underscored the social, industrial, economic and political history of childhood, and the forces acting on parents and communities to place their children within the life of the times, to instill, preserve and cultivate ethics and values in the collective interest, and the modern emergence of individualistic parenting and education practice. If you are a parent or work with children, and want to raise your eyes above your own exposures and experiences, you could do worse than read this book!
Mr_Mix
I adopted this for my class "Marriage, Sex, and the Family in History". Very comprehensible for students.