Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500–2000

1st Edition

Ulla Aatsinki, Johanna Annola, Mervi Kaarninen

Published December 10, 2018
Reference - 306 Pages - 3 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367077570 - CAT# K405881
Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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This edited collection sheds light on Nordic families’ strategies and methods for transferring significant cultural heritage to the next generation over centuries. Contributors explore why certain values, attitudes, knowledge, and patterns were selected while others were left behind, and show how these decisions served and secured families’ well-being and values. Covering a time span ranging from the early modern era to the end of the twentieth century, the book combines the innovative "history from below" approach with a broad variety of families and new kinds of source material to open up new perspectives on the history of education and upbringing.

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