Children in Time and Place: Developmental and Historical Insights

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Glen H. Elder, Jr, Glen H. Elder, John Modell, Ross D. Parke
Cambridge University Press, Jun 24, 1994 - History - 289 pages
Each generation of American children across the tumultuous twentieth century has come of age in a very different world and under the influence of different major historical events such as war or the depression. Now in paperback, Children in Time and Place brings together social historians and developmentalists to explore the implications of a changing society for children's growth and life chances. Transitions provide a central theme, from historical transitions to the social transitions of children and their developmental experiences. Children in Time and Place begins with studies that link historical life transitions in children's lives with emphasis on wartime experience. It turns to studies of historical variation in the effect of life transitions, from the onset of sexual experience to the transition to fatherhood, and it concludes by introducing the reader to the collaborative efforts involved in the workshop that led to the volume. This book will be of interest to developmental psychologists, sociologists, and historians.
 

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Contents

Studying children in a changing world
3
Historical and life transitions
23
Americas home front children in World War II
27
Rising above lifes disadvantage From the Great Depression to war
47
Child development and human diversity
73
Life transitions across historical time
107
Problem girls Observations on past and present
110
Continuity and change in symptom choice Anorexia
131
The workshop enterprise
173
The elusive historical child Ways of knowing the child of history and psychology
192
A paradigm in question Commentary
224
A developmentalists reflections
226
A historians perspective
230
Epilogue An emerging framework for dialogue between history and developmental psychology
241
Bibliography
251
Author index
277

Fathers and child rearing
147
The crossdisciplinary collaboration
171

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