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Jane Pilcher (1995)
The most important feature of the modern idea of childhood is separateness. Childhood is seen as a clear and distinct life stage, and children in our society occupy a separate status from adults. e.g. laws regulating what children can and cannot do
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Philippe Airés (1960)
He argues that in the Middle Ages the ‘idea of childhood did not exist’ Children were not seen as having different nature or needs from adults. He argues that elements of the modern notion of children gradually began to emerge: schools growing disti
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Linda Pollock (1983) (criticises Airés)
She argues that it is more correct to say the Middle Ages society had a different view and notion of childhood.
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Neil Postman (1994)
He argues that childhood is ‘disappearing at a dazzling speed’. He refers to giving children the same rights as adults , growing similarity of children and adult clothing, children committing adult crimes such as murder. In his views, the main cause
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Iona Opie (1993)
She argues that childhood is not disappearing. She argues that there is strong evidence of the continued existence of a separate children's culture.
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He argues that in the Middle Ages the ‘idea of childhood did not exist’ Children were not seen as having different nature or needs from adults. He argues that elements of the modern notion of children gradually began to emerge: schools growing disti

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Philippe Airés (1960)

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She argues that it is more correct to say the Middle Ages society had a different view and notion of childhood.

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He argues that childhood is ‘disappearing at a dazzling speed’. He refers to giving children the same rights as adults , growing similarity of children and adult clothing, children committing adult crimes such as murder. In his views, the main cause

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Card 5

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She argues that childhood is not disappearing. She argues that there is strong evidence of the continued existence of a separate children's culture.

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