Children in Time and Place

Children in Time and Place : Developmental and Historical Insights

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Each generation of American children across the tumultuous twentieth century has come of age in the different world. How do major historical events - such as war or the depression - influence children's development? Children in Time and Place brings together social historians and developmental psychologists to explore the implications of a changing society for children's growth and life chances. transitions provide a central theme, for historical transitions to the social transitions of children and their developmental more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 20mm | 480.81g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521478014
  • 9780521478014

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' ... 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, Berkeleyshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part I. A Proposal: 1. Studying children in a changing world; Part II. Historical and Life transitions: 2. America's home front children in World War II; 3. Rising above life's disadvantage: from the Great Depression; 4. Child development and human diversity; Part III. Life Transitions Across Historical Time: 5. Problem girls: observations on past and present; 6. Continuity and change in symptom choice: anorexia; 7. Fathers and child rearing; Part IV. The Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration: 8. The workshop enterprise; 9. The elusive historical child: ways of knowing the child of history and psychology; 10. A paradigm in question: commentary; 11. Epilogue; Bibliography; Author index; Subject more