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HUMA 1970
Krys Verrall

Harry HendrickThe Child as a Social Actor in Historical SourcesoTwo objectives of the chapterAn overview of the development and issues in the history of childhood and childrenHow historians proceed to incorporate children as social actorsoChildhood in sociohistorical context as a structural feature of societywith its own social spacewhich largely determines the experiences of children or shapes their commonality oAge as a category is the distinguishing criterion for identifying childhood despite the influences in its meaning of class gender and historical periodoHendricks argument is children are social actors and informants in their own right and childhood is a structural feature of all societies it is not merely the early period of the life courseThe Historiographical TraditionoAriess Centuries of Childhood 1962 and the emergence of the new social history in the late 1960s and early 1970soHis work opened up two main themes the variability of the concepts of childhood and the experiences of childrenThe family and its evolutionRelationship between the family and agents in the broa
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