The Making of the Modern Child: Children's Literature and Childhood in the Late Eighteenth Century
This book explores how the concept of childhood in the late 18th century was constructed through the ideological work performed by children's literature, as well as pedagogical writing and medical literature of the era. Andrew O'Malley ties the evolution of the idea of "the child" to the growth of the middle class, which used the figure of the child as a symbol in its various calls for social reform.
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Introduction The English Middle Classes of the late Eighteenth Century and the Impetus for Pedagogical Reform
Chapbook Residue in late EighteenthCentury Childrens Literature
Interacting with and Representing the Poor and the Rich
Chapter 3 The Medical Management of the Late EighteenthCentury Child
Teaching Discipline in Pedagogical Systems and Childrens Books
Applied Lessons and the Construction of Gender Roles
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