Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500
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By (author) Hugh Cunningham
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Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500 by Hugh Cunningham
Book DescriptionThis book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of five hundred years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, taking in Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud, revealing considerable differences in the way western societites have understood and valued childhood over time. His survey of parent/child relationships uncovers evidence of parental love, care and, in the frequent cases of child death, grief throughout the period, concluding that there was as much continuity as change in the actual relations of children and adults across these five centuries. For undergraduate courses in History of the Family, European Social History, History of Children and Gender History.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582784536
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Challenge of Democracy, Paperback (September 2001)
Britain's 19th century was a period of unprecedented and rapid change - the modernization of a world power. This text is a fresh, authoritative history of this period. Britain is set firmly in the context of world power and the possession of empire.
Charity, Philanthropy and Reform, Hardback (July 1998)» View all books by Hugh Cunningham
The essays in this volume explore continuities and changes in the role of philanthropic organizations in Europe and North America in the period around the French Revolution. Included is an analysis of policies towards poverty in different countries, and the development of welfare states.
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Author Biography - Hugh Cunningham
Hugh Cunningham is Emeritus Professor of Social History at the University of Kent.
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