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Historical Archaeology of Childhood and Parenting Materialized Experiences, Discourses, Identities, Places, and Meanings

Historical Archaeology of Childhood and Parenting [electronic resource] : Materialized Experiences, Discourses, Identities, Places, and Meanings / edited by April Kamp-Whittaker, Jamie J. Devine, Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood.
1st ed. 2024.
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2024.
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1 online resource (XIX, 250 p.) 38 illus., 13 illus. in color.
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The study of childhood in historical archaeology enriches interpretations of the past, but also has the potential for contributing to the understanding of methodological and theoretical issues in archaeology. Archaeologically, children are understudied relative to both their demographic and social importance, partly because children are viewed as difficult to discern in the archaeological record. Historical archaeology, with its access to historical documents to supplement and illuminate archaeological evidence, provides an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the ways children's daily lives in the past were expressed in historically changing types and patterns of material culture. Recent research presented in this volume contributes valuable perspectives for conceptualizing the historically changing social nature of childhood and methods for illuminating the roles of children. Case studies are designed to illustrate methodological and theoretical advances in the historical archaeology of materialized experiences, discourses, identities, places and their meanings associated with parenting and childhood. The volume is organized into three sections devoted to case studies about 1) how childhood and parenting have been socially constructed cross culturally and temporally, 2) social ideologies of childhood in contested spaces, and 3) the relationship between children's experiences and adult expectations of childhood. Each chapter demonstrates advances in current methods or theories used in the archaeology of childhood. A final discussant, drawn from the broader field of research on the archaeology of childhood, provides a commentary on the ways the perspectives provided in the volume can be employed by researchers outside the sub-discipline of historical archaeology. .
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Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Contributions To Global Historical Archaeology
Chapter 1. Introduction to the historical archaeology of children, childhood and parenting
Chapter 2. Childhoods in Bioarchaeology: The Importance of Categorizing and Analyzing Age
Chapter 3. Early Medieval English childhood and grave goods: mortuary symbols of emotion, affection and parenting?
Chapter 4. Materializations of Changing Western Patriarcal Beliefs about Children, Childhood and Parenting, Socialization Practices and Diverse Children's Social Agency
Chapter 5. The manager's children: family space and a private life in the nineteenth-century asylum
Chapter 6. San Pedro Maya Youth in British Colonial Yucatan
Chapter 7. Practicality and ideology: Examining site selection for American children's institutions
Chapter 8. Children of the Ludlow Massacre: Socialization, Americanization and Immigrant Children in Early 1900's Colorado's Coal Mining Communities
Chapter 9. Between Māori and Missionary Worlds: The chiefly childhoods of Rongo Hariata Hongi and Ripero Hongi in early nineteenth century Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Chapter 10. The Science of Child-Rearing: Mothering in the late 19th -early 20th century
Chapter 11. The Rise of the Child Consumer and Interpretations of 19th -20th Century U.S. Domestic Sites
Chapter 12. Incarcerated childhoods: The discourse, experience, and material culture of children's play in a WWII Japanese American Internment Camp
Chapter 13. Parental Investments and Childhood Responses on the Frontier: The Relationship between Children, Parents, and Context
Chapter 14. Children in Context: Lessons for All Archaeologists from a Historic Perspective.

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