Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood

Schooling and State Formation in Early Modern Sweden

Authors: Sandin, Bengt

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  • Examines the emergence of schools in urban Sweden between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century 
  • Studies how different cultural systems influence the definitions of childhood and schools, in the context of church and home instruction, poor relief, policing and surveillance
  • Assesses the role of the school as childcare and as a provider of food, shelter and welfare, and as governance
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In this book the emergence of schools in urban Sweden between the seventeenth and the nineteenth century provides the framework for a history of children and of childhood. It is a study through the lens of the changes in early modern education, spatial aspect of the life of children and systems of governance in the early modern Swedish state. Educational systems defined the spatial aspects of childhood—where children were supposed to grow up, in the home, the school, the streets and alleys, or the place of work—over a period of about two hundred years. Schools and education represent both a mental and a physical space; an abstract place for children as well as a local and concrete place for them, which stood out against the alternative spatial aspects of the life of children. It is also a study of how different cultural systems influence the definitions of childhood and schools, in the context of church and home instruction, poor relief, policing, surveillance, and the question of why children went to schools. It examines the role of the school as childcare and as a provider of food, shelter and welfare, and as governance.

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Bengt Sandin is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Thematic Studies, Unit of Child Studies, at the University of Linköping, Sweden.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Schooling and State Formation in Early Modern Sweden
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56666-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56666-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56665-4
Series ISSN
2634-6532
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 420
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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