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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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...Few persons living in 1900 could have imagined what life would be like for children and families in 2000. The twentieth century brought improved nutrition, widespread immunization, lower mortality rates, greater access to schooling, more...

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...

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...

Economy

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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... that “you can get more without one.”Jacobson 2004; Lynd and Lynd 1929: 142 n20. Industrialization and the expansion of mass consumption in the early twentieth century sharpened class and racial distinctions in the ways families defined gender...

Environment

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The twentieth century was one of transformation in the relationship of Western children to the environments in which they lived. At the beginning of the century, many or most children in the United States, as well as a large number...

Family Relationships

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...In Through the Looking Glass, Lewis Carroll wrote, “If I don’t make haste, I shall have to go back through the looking glass, before I’ve seen what the rest of the house is like.”Carroll 1906: 24–25. By peering through the looking glass...

Community

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

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... were featured in popular films such as West Side Story (1961), A Clockwork Orange (1971), Colors (1988) and Boyz N the Hood (1991). Involvement in gangs often drew on local loyalties and provided critical support, as James Howell’s overview...

Faith and Religion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Within the history of Christianity—to take one crucial case—both collaboration with and resistance to nationalist civil religions have marked the history of young people during the twentieth century. Tracking these patterns of resistance...