The Resource The making of the modern child : children's literature and childhood in the late eighteenth century, Andrew O'Malley

The making of the modern child : children's literature and childhood in the late eighteenth century, Andrew O'Malley

Label
The making of the modern child : children's literature and childhood in the late eighteenth century
Title
The making of the modern child
Title remainder
children's literature and childhood in the late eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Andrew O'Malley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Making of the Modern Child investigates the timely construction of childhood and children's literature in late-eighteenth-century England. Examining the early history of children's literature in a political and ideological context, Andrew O'Malley traces the origins of our modern notion of childhood back to the dawn of the industrial age. He explores how social and cultural transformations - notably the consolidation of the English middle class - as well as scientific and medical advances led to the emergence of "the child" as a distinct subject category, with its own specialized book market. Close readings of pedagogical, paediatric, and literary texts of the period provide compelling evidence of the intricate connection between the development of childhood and the revolutionary changes in late-eighteenth-century English society."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 820.8/09282/09033
  • 820.80928209033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR990
LC item number
.O43 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
Series volume
28
Label
The making of the modern child : children's literature and childhood in the late eighteenth century, Andrew O'Malley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
The coach and six : chapbook residue in late eighteenth-century children's literature -- Class relations in middle-class children's literature : interacting with and representing the poor and the rich -- The medical management of the late eighteenth-century child -- Towards the self-regulating subject : teaching discipline in pedagogical systems and children's books -- Molding the middle-class subject of the future : applied lessons and the construction of gender roles
Control code
000024518708
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 189 p.
Isbn
9780203504314
Lccn
2003006065
Other physical details
ill.
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.b21367267
System control number
  • 24518708jj
  • (OCoLC)51886302

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
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