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Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Most children are born and grow up within a familial context, so a broader understanding of family and family relationships is essential to the study of childhood. Although historical scholarship on the family flourishes, this is untrue...

Timespace and the Organization of Social Life

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book Chapter

...Introduction This chapter argues that timespace is central to the organization of social life. By ‘timespace’ I do not mean – as is usual – some combination of objective time and objective space. The timespace concerned is a phenomenon...

The Body in Birth and Death

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The thirteenth-century encyclopedist Thomas of Cantimpré concluded his discussion of human anatomy with a section on the “seven ages of man”; there, he divided the body’s path through time into distinct stages: infancy, childhood...

The Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Carol Gilligan, “Woman’s Place in Man’s Life Cycle,” in Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues, ed. Sandra Harding (Bloomington/Milton Keynes: Indiana University Press/Open University Press, 1987), pp. 57–73 (at p. 59).In the life...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The West has become accustomed to a paradigm of human progression: modern individuals grow taller and larger, and live longer; the past is filled with short people experiencing very short lives. It cannot be denied that medieval Europe...

Education

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In overviews of Western education, the Enlightenment is often discussed in terms of educational philosophy as the “Locke to Pestalozzi” era, emphasizing prominent educational theorists and the plans and institutions of innovative educators....

Geography and the Environment

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Dating from the 1550s and set within the intimacy of their home in Vicenza, the portrait of the Valmarana family embodies early modern familial ideals (Figure 4.1).I would like to thank the editors, Sandra Cavallo and Silvia Evangelisti...

World Contexts

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...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...

Economy

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The comments of one official, who visited London in 1496–1497 in the entourage of a Venetian ambassador, about the treatment of children in England are often cited in order that they can be challenged:The want of affection in the English...

Economy

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Distinguishing between types of domestic economy across Europe and in a time frame of six hundred years, from the beginning of the ninth century to the end of the fourteenth century, presents problems of selection and description...