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Children of a New World
Author: Paula S. Fass

ISBN: 9780814727560
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 269
Published: 16 June 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 2.3
Description:
In this remarkable volume, Paula S. Fass, a pioneer and pace-setter in the burgeoning field of children's history, demonstrates that a knowledge of history is essential to understanding contemporary controversies over child protection, the commercialization of childhood, multiculturalism in public schools, and the impact of globalization. -Steven Mintz, author of Huck's Raft: A History of American Childhood Paula S. Fass, a pathbreaker in children's history and the history of education, turns her attention in Children of a New World to the impact of globalization on children's lives, both in the United States and on the world stage. Globalization, privatization, the rise of the work-centered family, and the triumph of the unregulated marketplace, she argues, are revolutionizing the lives of children today. Fass begins by considering the role of the school as a fundamental component of social formation, particularly in a nation of immigrants like the United States. She goes on to examine children as both creators of culture and objects of cultural concern in America, evident in the strange contemporary fear of and fascination with child abduction, child murder, and parental...

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