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Published by Shire in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Social conditions,
  • Children,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Statementby Janet Sacks
SeriesShire library -- 587
LC ClassificationsHQ792.G7 S33 2010
The Physical Object
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24792217M
ISBN 10074780771X
ISBN 109780747807711
LC Control Number2010283168

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  Frost provides a clearly written overview of life for children in England, Scotland, and Wales during the Victorian period. Attempting to move beyond the two major stereotypes of Victorian childhood oppressed, abused children, or innocent children ensconced in a loving, if conservative and patriarchal, family Frost acknowledges that both have roots in historical fact, /5. " admirable book Frost's book is warmly recommended to academic libraries." - Catholic Library World "Frost (Samford Univ.) has written a useful overview of British childhood in the 19th century that is a good starting point for undergraduates in the US the work is deeply enriched by biographical and autobiographical accounts.1/5(1). The experiences of children growing up in Britain during Victorian times are often misunderstood to be either idyllic or wretched. Yet, the reality was more wide-ranging than most imagine. Here, in colorful detail and with firsthand accounts, Frost paints a complete picture of Victorian childhood that illustrates both the difficulties and pleasures of growing up during this period. It’s also eye-opening to realize that the concept of a carefree childhood that we have today only existed for a very few in the Victorian period. The book is written in a way that is easily readable for anybody but I expect will be particularly interesting to those who enjoy social history or the Victorian period in particular/5(14).

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland marks the shift in Victorian ideals of childhood from work, discipline, and essential sinfulness to education, play, and innocence, however fleeting. The character of Alice also represents a real recognition of child agency, particularly in response to the Queen’s death threat. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . of childhood in books, films and on television which suggest to any thinking observer that childhood may be being redefined as well as described by these treat-ments. The possibility of the social construction of childhood is one which has to be to the fore in the thinking of any historian of childhood. 24 An Introduction to Early Childhood StudiesFile Size: KB.   But perpetual childhood is impossible, and there is a notable tendency in some of the best-known Victorian fantasies for child characters to die in this world in order to be reborn (as in Kingsley’s Water-Babies) or to stay children forever elsewhere (George MacDonald’s At the Back of the North Wind, ).

Walvin, James. A Child’s World: A Social History of English Childhood New York: Penguin, Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Art, Victorian -- England. Children in art. Art, Victorian. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. General Overviews. Two classic studies of modern childhood are Ariès and Coveney , both of which place the Victorian period within the wider context of the longue durée of post-medieval Western the two, Coveney’s book devotes more time to literature. Boas also helped to frame the terms of contemporary debate, which defines childhood as a modern . The My Health, Learning and Development ('green book') is given to the parents of every newborn child in Victoria. It contains information about early childhood development and services and can be kept as a record of your child’s health, growth, development, immunisations and other milestones throughout childhood.