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  • Creepy

    Creepy

    In 1982's The Disappearance of Childhood, Postman argues that what we define as "childhood" is a modern phenomenon. He defines "childhood" as the period from around age 7 – when spoken language is usually mastered – to around age 17 – when written language is mastered. Not coincidentally, these ages correspond to the typical school years. The word "child" original...

    2013-03-14 22:07   1人喜欢

  • c的笔记本

    c的笔记本

    It is obvious that for an idea like childhood to come into being, there must be a change in the adult world. And such a change must be not only of a magnitude but of a special nature. Specifically, it must generate a new definition of adulthood. During the Middle Ages there were several social changes, some important inventions, such as the mechanical clock, and many great events, including the Bl...

    2015-09-05 22:05

  • c的笔记本

    c的笔记本

    Like distinctive forms of dress, children's games, once so visible on the streets of our towns and cities, are also disappearing. Even the idea of a children's game seems to be slipping from our grasp. A children's game, as we used to think of it, requires no instructors or umpires or spectators; it uses whatever space and equipment are at hand; it is played for no other reason than pleasure. But ...

    2015-09-02 18:33

  • c的笔记本

    c的笔记本

    Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.... Unlike infancy, childhood is a social artefact, not a biological category. Our genes contain no clear instructions about who is and who is not a child (我并不太同意这一点)。。。。The custom of celebrating a child's birthday did not exist in America throughout most of the eighteenth century, and, in fact, the precise marking of...

    2015-09-01 00:21

  • Creepy

    Creepy

    He notes other changes that have also occurred since 1950 that have added to children becoming more like adults. Divorce, economic realities and women’s liberation have led to less nurturing of children. The evidence for the disappearance of childhood: the rise of crime perpetrated by and against children; the increase in sexual activity and drug/alcohol abuse in children; children and adults sh...   (2回应)

    2013-03-14 22:09

  • Creepy

    Creepy

    In 1950 came television and the disappearance of child. Television is an egalitarian dispenser of information. No longer were there adult realities and secrets - these were dispensed in news, commercials, and programs to people of any age. Childhood's innocence was lost and the idea of shame became "diluted and demystified" . Television, which became the dominant source of information (o...

    2013-03-14 22:08

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The Disappearance of Childhood

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