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Inventing the Child

Paperback, 24/08/2006, £18.99
£17.09
Gives an account of what it means to be a child (and a parent) in America at the dawn of the millennium. This work explores the history and development of the concept of childhood, starting with the works of Calvin, Freud, and Rousseau and culminating with the modern 'consumer' childhood of Dr Spock and television.