Nordic Childhoods 1700�1960: From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Nordic Childhoods 1700�1960

From Folk Beliefs to Pippi Longstocking, 1st Edition

Edited by Reidar Aasgaard, Marcia Bunge, Merethe Roos

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Description

This volume strengthens interest and research in the fields of both Childhood Studies and Nordic Studies by exploring conceptions of children and childhood in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Although some books have been written about the history of childhood in these countries, few are multidisciplinary, focus on this region as a whole, or are available in English. This volume contains essays by scholars from the fields of literature, history, theology, religious studies, intellectual history, cultural studies, Scandinavian studies, education, music, and art history. Contributors study the history of childhood in a wide variety of sources, such as folk and fairy tales, legal codes, religious texts, essays on education, letters, sermons, speeches, hymns, paintings, novels, and school essays written by children themselves. They also examine texts intended specifically for children, including text books, catechisms, newspapers, songbooks, and children’s literature. By bringing together scholars from multiple disciplines who raise distinctive questions about childhood and take into account a wide range of sources, the book offers a fresh and substantive contribution to the history of childhood in the Nordic countries between 1700 and 1960. The volume also helps readers trace the historical roots of the internationally recognized practices and policies regarding child welfare within the Nordic countries today and prompts readers from any country to reflect on their own conceptions of and commitments to children.

Table of Contents



1. Introduction Reidar Aasgaard and Marcia J. Bunge



Part 1. Spheres of life: home, church, and society



2. The child in Norwegian and Scandinavian folk beliefs Ørnulf Hodne



3. The household code: Protestant upbringing in Denmark-Norway from the Reformation to the Enlightenment Ingrid Markussen



4. "Let the little children come to me": representations of children in the confessional culture of Lutheran Norway (seventeenth-nineteenth centuries) Kristin B. Aavitsland



5. Education of children in rural Finland: the roles of homes, churches, and manor houses Anu Lahtinen



6. Children’s rights and duties: snapshots into the history of education and child protection in Denmark (ca. 1700–1900) Anette Faye Jacobsen



Part 2. Children’s development: formation, education, and work



7. "A plain and cheerful, active life on earth": children, education, and faith in the works of N.F.S. Grundtvig (1783–1872, Denmark) Marcia J. Bunge



8. "Educating poor, rich, and dangerous children": the birth of a segregated school system in nineteenth-century Sweden Bengt Sandin



9. The child in the early nineteenth century Norwegian school system Thor Inge Rørvik



10. Negotiating family, education, and labour: working-class children in Finland in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Pirjo Markkola



11. Sheep, fish, and school: conflicting arenas of childhood in the lives of Icelandic children, 1900–1970 Ólöf Garðarsdóttir



12. Educational policy and boarding schools for indigenous Sami students in Norway from 1700 to the present day Hansen, Ketil Lenert



13. Children and their stories of World War II: a study of essays by Norwegian school children from 1946 Ellen Schrumpf



14. "In song we meet on common ground": conceptions of children in songbooks for Norwegian schools (1914–1

About the Editors

Reidar Aasgaard is Professor of History of Ideas at the University of Oslo, Norway.





Marcia Bunge is Professor of Religion and Bernhardson Distinguished Chair at Gustavus Adolphus College, USA





Merethe Roos is Associate Professor of Education at Telemark University College, Norway.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004250
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Scandinavian
LIT009000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
SOC047000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies