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The nature of childhood : an environmental history of growing up in America since 1865

Author: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Today's organized efforts to lure children outdoors to green spaces signal growing concerns about American youths' deepening estrangement from nature. Covering the last century and a half, this environmental history of American childhood explains how and why we've come to this pass by focusing on those factors that shaped the conflict over who would control children's access to their preferred environments, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg
ISBN: 9780700619580 0700619585
OCLC Number: 864095822
Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The environmental child --
The environment and the farm child --
Urban environments, urban children --
Teaching nature appreciation --
The environmentally aware child at midcentury --
Along the high line --
Childhood moves indoors --
Reconnections and reconsiderations.
Responsibility: Pamela Riney-Kehrberg.
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Abstract:

"Today's organized efforts to lure children outdoors to green spaces signal growing concerns about American youths' deepening estrangement from nature. Covering the last century and a half, this environmental history of American childhood explains how and why we've come to this pass by focusing on those factors that shaped the conflict over who would control children's access to their preferred environments, with adults prevailing more often than not. Armed with technology, however, today's homebound youngsters seemingly are now where they want to be, prompting their elders increasingly to question the wisdom of their protective regime."--Publisher information.

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