Childhood in Question: Children, Parents and the State

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Manchester University Press, Aug 20, 1999 - History - 177 pages
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Childhood in Question explores the historical development, from the 1600s to the 1960s, of childhood experience. Drawing on artifacts as diverse as state papers, legal records, diaries, letters and oral sources, the authors probe a series of key issues: the definition of "the child" and the formation of identity; the emotional world of childhood; the changing attitudes of the state to family intimacy and parent-child relations; the sexuality of children; children and authority; and children and crime.
 

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Contents

What is a child? Anna Davin
15
the practice of the good death
37
Silent witnesses? Children and the breakdown
57
female juvenile victims
74
causes of and explanations
96
Family community and the regulation of child
133
recovering childrens experience
152
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Anthony Fletcher is Professor of History at the University of Essex

Stephen Hussey is Essex County Lecturer in History at the University of Essex

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