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Children and Globalization
Multidisciplinary Perspectives

ISBN 9781032093178
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
216 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Steven Mintz

Part I: Historicizing Global Childhood

1. "Modern" Childhoods: Adjustment, Variety and Stress

Peter N. Stearns

2. The New Disorders of Childhood: Historical Perspectives

Steven Mintz

3. Outside the Lines: Black Girls and Boys Learn About the Interconnected Worlds of Slavery and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century North America

Wilma King

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

Fruma Zachs

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

Sharon Halevi

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

Tomoko Tokunaga

8. Growing Gaps in Enacted and Ideational Independence

Yulia Chentsova Dutton and Derya Gürcan-Yildirim

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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.