Globalization has carried vast consequences for the lives of children. It has spurred unprecedented waves of immigration, contributed to far-reaching transformations in the organization, structure, and dynamics of family life, and profoundly altered trajectories of growing up. Equally important, globalization has contributed to the world-wide dissemination of a set of international norms about children's welfare and heightened public awareness of disparities in the lives of children around the world. This book's contributors - leading historians, literary scholars, psychologists, social geographers, and others - provide fresh perspectives on the transformations that globalization has produced in children's lives.
Hoda Mahmoudi holds The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Steven Mintz is Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Introduction: Children and Globalization
Part I: Historicizing Global Childhood
1. "Modern" Childhoods: Adjustment, Variety and Stress
Peter N. Stearns
2. The New Disorders of Childhood: Historical Perspectives
3. Outside the Lines: Black Girls and Boys Learn About the Interconnected Worlds of Slavery and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century North America
Part II: Understanding Child Development in Global Contexts
4. The Private World of Women and Children: Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes in 19th-Century Greater Syria
5. "The Elephant in the Room is the Role Model": Managing the Paradox of Pregnancy in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Classroom
Orna Blumen with Elka Freedland
Part III: Recovering Children's Agency
6. "Nothing Material Occurred": Toward Rethinking the History of Early American Girlhood, 1760-1830
7. "To Find a Better Way to Live a Life in the World": An Auto-Ethnographic Exploration of an Ibasho Project with Chinese Immigrant Youth in the United States
8. Growing Gaps in Enacted and Ideational Independence
Yulia Chentsova Dutton and Derya Gürcan-Yildirim