A Thing of the Past? Child Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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A Thing of the Past? Child Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

A Thing of the Past? Child Labour in Britain in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Michael Lavalette

Published by the Liverpool University Press in 1999, 278 pages. Paperback (N3962WSO)

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From the rear side cover: In Britain the phrase child labour is associated with the past, with children going up chimneys, down mines or in mills, but in reality children in Britain continue to perform arduous jobs, and British multinationals exploit child workers across the globe. This book addresses three major themes - firstly the theoretical context of child labour research, then the continuities and changes associated with child labour in Britain over the last two hundred years, and finally contemporary issues. Chapters includes:

  • The "new sociology of childhood" and child labour - childhood, children's rights and "children's voice"
  • Theorising children at work - family, state and relations of production in historical context
  • Child labour in British history: child labour and British industrialization
  • The historic viability of child labour and the Mines Act of 1842
  • The changing form of child labour circa 1880-1918 -the growth of "out of school work
  • The problem that doesn't exist? child labour in Britain, 1918-1970
  • Child work in the UK, 1970-1998
  • A peculiarly British phenomenon? the extent of child labour in the USA
  • Honoured in the breach - child employment law in Britain
  • Unenforced or unenforceable? a view from the professions
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