7th February, 2014 / 11.00am - 4.00pm
6th December, 2012
Prof Jim Block, DePaul University, Chicago
Jim Block, building on the research in his 2012 book ‘The Crucible of Consent: American Child Rearing and the Forging of Liberal Society’ (Harvard University Press), will consider the lessons to be drawn from child rearing in the American republic. Through innovative strategies and structures designed to generate the first modern consenting youth, the U.S. offers a vivid case study. Its novel success historically and the crisis of American child rearing today provide us a unique opportunity to rethink and perhaps reshape the project of child rearing for democracy.
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