A Historical Sociology of Childhood: Developmental Thinking, Categorization and Graphic Visualization by André Turmel
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | September 1, 2008 | English | ISBN: 0521879779 | 376 pages | PDF | 6 MB
What constitutes a 'normal' child? Throughout the nineteenth century public health and paediatrics played a leading role in the image and conception of children. By the twentieth century psychology had moved to the forefront, transforming our thinking and understanding. André Turmel investigates these transformations both from the perspective of the scientific observation of children (public hygiene, paediatrics, psychology and education) and from a public policy standpoint (child welfare, health policy, education and compulsory schooling).