1st Edition

Children and Globalization Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Edited By Hoda Mahmoudi, Steven Mintz Copyright 2019
    216 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    214 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.