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Unformatted text preview: o Changed the economics of the time and the way people began to think about infants as infancy became a less risky time in life o Notion of innocence in childhood took hold o Babies celebrated for their purity • Over time, baby carriages grow more elaborate o Posed photographs: increased value of children • No notions of displaying gender • Child science- emerged at the end of the 19 th century o Parenting advice started as a science o Initially siblings would raise children but eventually parents o Children’s idealization was inflated to maintain the gender order Expanded after WWII Not just physical survival at issue but psychological SOCI 305 2 1/19/2010 o Children’s emotional importance inflated- the cult of domesticity, romanticizing of children and mothers...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SOCI 305 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.
- Spring '10