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Author Sommerville, C. John (Charles John), 1938-

Title The rise and fall of childhood / C. John Sommerville.

Imprint Beverly Hills, Calif. : Sage Publications, c1982.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.2309 So55r 1982    ---  Available
Description 255 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Sage library of social research ; v. 140
Sage library of social research ; v. 140.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents As other times might see us -- The dawn of history, and children already a problem -- Athens and Jerusalem: a lifetime of learning -- Rome and the collapse of the trustee family -- Christianity and the reversal of status -- A Dark Age and the revival of family authority -- Civilization begins again -- Renaissance childhood and creativity -- Childhood becomes crucial: the religious reformations -- The nation-state takes up child care -- Children and progress: an early social movement -- The glorification of the child -- The business of entertaining children -- Concern for the child's survival -- The high and low point in the history of childhood -- Growing pains and revolution -- The standardizing of childhood -- The demythologizing of childhood -- The liberation of children -- The identity crisis of our civilization.
Subject Children -- History.
Children and adults -- History.
Children and adults.
Indexed Term Society Role of children, to 1980
ISBN 0803918240 (pbk.)
9780803918245 (pbk.)

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