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Author Riney-Kehrberg, Pamela.

Title The nature of childhood : an environmental history of growing up in America since 1865 / Pamela Riney-Kehrberg.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.230973 R472n 2014    ---  Available
 FSCC Non-Fiction  305.230973 R472n, 2014    ---  Available
Description xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Summary "Today's organized efforts to lure children outdoors to green spaces signal growing concerns about American youths' deepening estrangement from nature. Covering the last century and a half, this environmental history of American childhood explains how and why we've come to this pass by focusing on those factors that shaped the conflict over who would control children's access to their preferred environments, with adults prevailing more often than not. Armed with technology, however, today's homebound youngsters seemingly are now where they want to be, prompting their elders increasingly to question the wisdom of their protective regime"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-261) and index.
Contents Introduction: The environmental child -- The environment and the farm child -- Urban environments, urban children -- Teaching nature appreciation -- The environmentally aware child at midcentury -- Along the high line -- Childhood moves indoors -- Reconnections and reconsiderations.
Subject Children -- United States -- History.
Families -- United States -- History.
Children and the environment -- United States.
Children -- United States -- Social conditions.
Human ecology -- United States.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- United States.
United States -- Social conditions.
United States -- Environmental conditions.
Added Title Environmental history of growing up in America since 1865
ISBN 9780700619580 (hardback)
0700619585 (hardback)

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