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Lecture 1

by OC48

Health Studies
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Jason Ramsay

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HLTB02- Week 1- Jan 10/11
In this lecture :
1). Define childhood, infancy
2). Describe the natural history of childhood
3). Talk about where we are now, globally with respect to childhood
4) How this impacts the global health of children
Infant = biologically determined
Childhood= varies in time, Greek had no definition
oThe concept of shame changed society
Home – book – middle ages
oEveryone ate and slept in the same room
oNo chairs or own rooms
oEveryt hing was communial
oNot a lot of secrets or privacy
We are trying to protect children from certain information eg. Sex
oChildren are special class of human
China- killing female babies
First or phanageItaly, 1700s
oFirst all females
oUsed to throw babies in the water
oRich women could leave them in the footsteps of the orphanage
Looks like charit y when they went to visit their child
Adult by age 7 because literacy
oif you could speak the king’s English” you were considered an adult
oNow you become adults if you can read
oOral language develops faster
Didnt even knowhow to paint children, looks like mini me , little adults
Had to be marr ied young to have children, many died
oInfant mortality with young mother (16) is huge a risk factor
Child denotes kinship, just relation not real love like we experience today
The Renaissance
Childhood was renaissance idea
Birth of new class
oMiddle ages
Schooling an eff icient way to teach people to read
Marshal McLunan
Time bind= freeze in time
Space binging = like radio, inspace around you but not bound in time
Golden age of childhood = 1950s
oEveryt hing was cheap, entertainment, the world was like your own
oHandshakes used to be your word”, now have to use documents
Entertainment was pravite, diaries, now we have blogs
Concept of normal- 1800s
oClassing childrens
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