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.

chapter |13 pages


Children and Globalization
BySteven Mintz

part I|60 pages

Historicizing Global Childhood

chapter 1|22 pages

“Modern” Childhoods

Adjustment, Variety, and Stress
ByPeter N. Stearns

chapter 2|13 pages

The New Disorders of Childhood

Historical Perspectives
BySteven Mintz

chapter 3|23 pages

Outside the Lines

Black Girls and Boys Learn About the Interconnected Worlds of Slavery and Freedom in 19th-Century North America
ByWilma King

part II|48 pages

Understanding Child Development in Global Contexts

chapter 4|23 pages

The Private World of Women and Children

Lullabies and Nursery Rhymes in 19th-Century Greater Syria
ByFruma Zachs

chapter 5|23 pages

“The Elephant in the Room Is the Role Model”

Managing the Paradox of Pregnancy in the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Classroom
ByOrna Blumen, Elka Freedland

part III|78 pages

Recovering Children’s Agency

chapter 6|23 pages

“Nothing Material Occurred” 1

Toward Rethinking the History of Early American Girlhood, 1760–1830
BySharon Halevi

chapter 7|17 pages

“To Find a Better Way to Live a Life in the World”

An Autoethnographic Exploration of an Ibasho Project With Chinese Immigrant Youth in the United States
ByTomoko Tokunaga

chapter 8|36 pages

Growing Gaps in Enacted and Ideational Independence

ByYulia Chentsova Dutton, Derya Gürcan-Yıldırım