A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire

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The 19th century brought a decisive shift towards a "modern" form of childhood - one protected from the hazards and responsibilities of adulthood. Families in the West began to expect children to go to school rather than to work, to play in parks and playgrounds rather than to roam the streets, and to be kept healthy under the watchful eye of doctors and nurses. In response to both the demands and the depredations of the Industrial Revolution, the period saw unprecedented state intervention in areas such as education and health care reform.

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire presents essays on family relationships, community, economy, geography and the environment, education, life cycle, the state, faith and religion, health and science, and world contexts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 15.24mm | 516g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 28 bw illus
  • 147255471X
  • 9781472554710
  • 1,548,999

Table of contents

General Editors' Preface

Colin Heywood, University of Nottingham, UK

1 Family Relationships
James Marten, University of Milwaukee, USA

2 Community
Marilyn Irvin Holt, independent scholar

3 Economy
Carolyn Tuttle, Lake Forest College, USA

4 Geography and the Environment
Ning de Coninck-Smith, Aarhus University, Denmark

5 Education
Bengt Sandin, University of Linkoping, Sweden

6 Life Cycle
Carl Ipsen, University of Indiana, USA

7 The State
Rachel G. Fuchs, Arizona State University, USA

8 Faith and Religion
Christina de Bellaigue, University of Oxford, UK

9 Health and Science
Richard Meckel, Brown University, USA

10 World Contexts
David M. Pomfret, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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About Colin Heywood

Colin Heywood is Professor of Modern French History at the University of Nottingham, UK. His publications include Childhood in Nineteenth-century France, A History of Childhood and Growing Up in Modern France.
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