Childhood

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  • Childhood
    • 2) History
      • Jane Pilcher- Modern western idea
        • Children should have a different status from adults
        • Childhood is a distinct life stage
      • Phillipe Aries (1960)
        • In pre-industrial society children as we know them did not exsist. They were 'little adults' who took on adult responsibilities when they were 7 or 8. They would take part in activities in the household.
        • Infant mortatlity rate started to decrease with improvements of sanitation and diets
      • High level of infant mortality
      • Children had to work in order for the family unit to survive-working class
      • Printing press: Separate literature for adults and children, children are vulnerable and innorcent, Factory Act (1833)- Children restricted from the workplace
    • 1) Introduction
      • Social construction
      • Childhood doesn't depend on age.
      • Depends on society
    • 3) Gender
    • 4)Has improved
    • 5)Hasn't improved
    • 6)Childhood has disappeared/ protected
    • 7) Conclusion
  • In pre-industrial society children as we know them did not exsist. They were 'little adults' who took on adult responsibilities when they were 7 or 8. They would take part in activities in the household.

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