Globalization has carried vast consequences for the lives of children. It has spurred unprecedented waves of immigration, contributed to far-reaching transformations in the organization, structure, and dynamics of family life, and profoundly altered trajectories of growing up. Equally important, globalization has contributed to the world-wide dissemination of a set of international norms about children’s welfare and heightened public awareness of disparities in the lives of children around the world. This book's contributors – leading historians, literary scholars, psychologists, social geographers, and others – provide fresh perspectives on the transformations that globalization has produced in children's lives.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Children and Globalization
Part I: Historicizing Global Childhood
1. "Modern" Childhoods: Adjustment, Variety and Stress
Peter N. Stearns
2. The New Disorders of Childhood: Historical Perspectives
3. Outside the Lines: Black Girls and Boys Learn About the Interconnected Worlds of Slavery and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century North America
Part II: Understanding Child Development in Global Contexts
4. The Private World of Women and Children: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes in 19th-Century Greater Syria
5. "The Elephant in the Room is the Role Model": Managing the Paradox of Pregnancy in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Classroom
Orna Blumen with Elka Freedland
Part III: Recovering Children’s Agency
6. "Nothing Material Occurred": Toward Rethinking the History of Early American Girlhood, 1760-1830
7. "To Find a Better Way to Live a Life in the World": An Auto-Ethnographic Exploration of an Ibasho Project with Chinese Immigrant Youth in the United States
8. Growing Gaps in Enacted and Ideational Independence
Yulia Chentsova Dutton and Derya Gürcan-Yıldırım
Hoda Mahmoudi holds The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Steven Mintz is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.