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Joseph M. Hawes

Joseph M. Hawes is Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis. His most recent works include Family and Society in American History and Family in American Society: an Encyclopedia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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N. Ray Hiner

N. Ray Hiner is Professor Emeritus of History and Education at the University of Kansas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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... States.Hawes 1971. Even as these organizations sought to address urban problems and to buttress and instruct migrant families, families began to come apart in the urban environment. The stresses of urban life and the uncertainty of continuous...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Middle-Class Life Cycle In the early twentieth century, members of the urban middle class continued to follow the unique life cycle pattern they had established in the late Victorian era. Men and women married, set up independent...

Education

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The twentieth century brought a revolution in access to schooling for children and youth around the world. In the nineteenth century, Germany, France, Sweden, Great Britain, and the United States took the lead in making primary education...

Health and Science

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Across the twentieth century, there have been significant improvements in the health of the world’s children, yet significant problems and inequities remain. A child born in one of the twenty-four most developed nations, for example, could...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In February 2007, Aboriginal Australians received, at last, a federal government apology for the policies that had caused so much distress and hardship to the children and families of the so-called Stolen Generations. Newly elected Labor...

Faith and Religion

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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... of love and tolerance associated with the movement’s founder, M. Fethullah Gülen.Carroll 2007; Gülen 2006. And in Burma, socially engaged Buddhist monks in 2007 joined with students to protest a ruthless military regime and its savage...

Community

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...A critical development for children and youth in the twentieth century has been the ten-fold increase in the world’s urban population.Satterthwaite 2005: 1. After 1900, Europe, North America, and Oceania experienced the fastest urban...

The State

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

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... and guardians, but courts rarely checked adult authority.Hawes 1991: 2; Ashby 1997: 187; Mintz and Kellogg 1988: 33; Pleck 2004: 28, 48, 75–87. Concerns about indentured children’s circumstances and the best ways to care for abandoned children...

Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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... of Henry M. Trotter, photographer, who is a member of this extended family. Available at: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Coloured-family.jpg (accessed on October 22, 2008). The family, once a relatively rigid structure, has broken...

Economy

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Economic change in the twentieth century has transformed how Europeans and North Americans have organized and conceived of family life. The ascendance of large-scale corporations and global capitalism, the economic crises of the Great...