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Block, James E
The crucible of consent : American child rearing and the forging of liberal society / James E. Block
Alternate Title American child rearing and the forging of liberal society
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012
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 3rd Floor  HQ784.P5 B56 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Children and politics -- United States -- History
Child rearing -- Political aspects -- United States -- History
Liberalism -- United States
Citizenship -- United States
Consensus (Social sciences)
Agent (Philosophy)
Physical Description xii, 447 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [355]-420) and index
Contents Introduction: is consent credible? -- The hidden dynamic of childhood consent -- Part I. The dream of revolutionary erasure -- Part II. Framing liberal child-rearing in the early republic: from factionalism to mainstream: the emerging consensus on agency socialization; constituting the voluntary citizen; socializing society: popular education and the diffusion of -- Agency; educating the agent as liberal citizen -- Part III. Consolidating the postwar agency republic: the "self-made" citizen: the science of agency and the erasure of socialization; a superfluous socialization? shaping the self-realizing child; divided we stand: education in the emerging organizational age -- Coda: from Dewey to discord-the twentieth-century crisis of the consensual society

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