A 1970s Childhood

Author: Derek Tait

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752463446

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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Do you remember glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts, and chopper bikes? Then it sounds like you were lucky enough to grow up during the 1970s. Who could forget all the glam rock bands of that era, like Slade, Wizard, Mud, and Sweet, or singers like Alvin Stardust, Marc Bolan, and David Bowie? What about those wonderful TV shows like Starsky and Hutch, Kojak, Kung Fu, and Happy Days? Fashion included platform shoes (we all had a pair), flared trousers, brightly patterned shirts with huge collars, and colorful kipper ties. And everyone remembers preparing for power cuts and that long, hot summer of 1976? So dust off your space hopper and join us on this fascinating journey through a childhood during the seventies, with hilarious illustrations and a nostalgic trip down memory lane for all those who grew up in this memorable decade.

Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home

Author: Peter Hughes Jachimiak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317066707

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 6227

Using an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places that make up the childhood home and its neighbourhood in relation to memory-derived and memory-imbued cultural geographies, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home is concerned with childhood spaces and children's perspectives of those spaces and, consequentially, with the personalised locations that make up the childhood family home and its immediate surroundings (such as the garden, the street, etc.). Whilst this book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s - that is, the auto-ethnographic framework - it is as much about living anywhere amid the remembered cultural remnants of the past as it is immersing oneself in cultural geographies of the here-and-now. As a result, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home is part of the ongoing pursuit by cultural geographers to provide a personal exploration of the pluralities of shared landscapes, whereby such an engagement with space and place aid our construction of cognitive maps of meaning that, in turn, manifest themselves as both individual and collective cultural experiences. Furthermore, touching upon our co-habiting of ghost topologies, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home also encourages a critical exploration of children’s spirituality amid the haunted cultural and geographical spaces and places of a house and its neighbourhood: the cellar, hallway, parlour, stairs, bedroom, attic, shops, cemeteries, and so on.

Remember the 70s

Author: Derek Tait

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1473893011

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 7263

From Bohemian Rhapsody and David Bowie to Star Wars and Watergate, the history of an unforgettable era that rocked (and discoed) the world. The 1970s was one of the most exciting, innovative, and colorful decades of the twentieth century. It was ten years of major events in music (Freddie Mercury, The Sex Pistols, The Carpenters, and Blondie), film (Jaws, Dirty Harry, The Godfather, and Saturday Night Fever), television (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, All in the Family, Benny Hill, and The Waltons), and politics (Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, and Jane Fonda). It was also a time of social change (the women’s movement and gay rights), and unforgettable nutty trends (orange shag carpets, bell bottoms, platform shoes, and wing-collared shirts). From home-life and fashions to entertainment, sports, headlining-making crimes, and pioneering new technologies, Remember the 70s is a fabulous record of a chaotic, pivotal, loud, and revolutionary era. For those who lived through it, and for those who just heard about it, historian Derek Tait (who came of age in it—and has the photos to prove it) offers fascinating insights, truths, and reflections into a dazzling pop-culture turning point that resonates to this day.

I Survived a '70s Childhood

Author: John Hawksworth

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781090291639

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Take a nostalgic 1970s wander through Halewood in Merseyside, where the pace of life is slower but never ever dull, and health and safety regulations didn't exist. This evocative story of a teenage boy's anxt and experiences of grief and suicide, clips around the ear from the local bobby, family complications, school life and friendships will have you reaching for the tissues one minute and chuckling the next. Sit back and watch as he grows up and tackles all kinds of obstacles and challenges, that would have once had him cowering. From his Scout adventures, practical jokes, dealing with puberty, popping his cherry and going off to university, to the surprising discovery of his close friend's dark secret, which split up his entire family, this is one of those books you have to read in one sitting. And if you also survived a '70s childhood, you won't just resonate with the comical antics of this young fellow and his three closest pals, you'll also appreciate the finely detailed social commentary and history of this iconic time that is peppered through every paragraph and page.

Childhood Into Adolescence

Author: John Newson,Elizabeth Newson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781138565968


Page: 290

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This book is about the lives of 11-year-old children growing up in a Midlands city in the late '60s and early '70s. Based on interviews with their parents, it describes family life at the time, as well as the experiences, hopes and concerns of the children as they themselves become adolescents. The book reflects upon the changes that occur for children in the transitional period between childhood and adolescence. It looks at the friendship patterns of eleven-year-olds, their special interests and activities and how they spend their leisure time as well as describing the children's worries and concerns as perceived by their parents. It also considers family life and parental issues in the context of children's growing independence and their developing sexual maturity. Originally written in the 1980's but recently discovered and published now for the first time, this is the fifth book in the series of long-term investigations of child up-bringing, by John and Elizabeth Newson, distinguished child psychologists at the University of Nottingham. Their research began in the late 1950s when the cohort of children was a year old; their mothers were subsequently interviewed at intervals as the children grew up. This fifth volume draws links between the material from interviews with parents when their sons and daughters were seven, eleven, sixteen and nineteen years, and also invites comparison with the lives of children growing up now. The final chapter reviews the book series and the Newsons' research programme. This exceptional book will be of interest to psychologists and other academics interested in child development, as well as professionals involved in work with children and adolescents such as teachers, doctors, nurses and social workers. It also has great historical significance with its potential for comparisons between the lives of children and adolescents now with those growing up some 50 years ago.

1970s Childhood

Author: Liza Hollinghurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1784423289

Category: History

Page: 65

View: 2756

A colorfully illustrated introduction to what British childhood was like in the 1970s.

McGraw-Hill Education Conquering ACT English Reading and Writing, Third Edition

Author: Steven W. Dulan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259837343

Category: Study Aids

Page: 345

View: 6660

A comprehensive tool to help boost your score on the English, Reading, and Writing portions of the ACT If you’re one of the more than 1.8 million high school students who take the ACT every year and want to boost your English, Reading, and Writing score, than this is the ideal study resource for you! McGraw-Hill Education’s Conquering ACT English, Reading, and Writing, Third Edition is the most complete, in-depth review guide available for all of the verbal topics tested on the ACT. The author, an expert ACT instructor, is founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc.—one of America’s most respected providers of school-based test-prep classes. He has prepared thousands of students over the course of 20+ years resulting in strategies that work and are field tested. Score-raising features include: • 2 practice ACT English tests • 2 practice ACT Reading tests • 3 practice ACT Writing tests • A diagnostic test for each English and Reading section to help you assess your strengths and weaknesses • Realistic practice questions explanations that reflect the new paired-passage format on the Reading Test • Coverage of basic reading, writing, and grammar usage skills • Comprehensive overview of the updated Essay format, including information on scoring • Hundreds of questions for test-takers who want to maximize their score on the english, reading and writing section • Companion Online Practice Plus website offers additional ACT practice and test information

McGraw-Hill's Conquering ACT English Reading and Writing, 2nd Edition

Author: Steven Dulan

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071769080

Category: Study Aids

Page: 353

View: 3347

Excel on the ACT's English, reading, and writing sections and get top scores on the exam! If you're struggling with ACT English, reading, or writing, you can rest easy--the revised and updated edition of McGraw-Hill's Conquering ACT English, Reading, and Writing is here. Written by an expert ACT instructor, this book offers intensive review for all of the verbal question types on the ACT, as well as for the ACT Writing Test. The book covers basic reading, writing, and grammar/usage skills, accompanied by numerous examples. You'll also get to practice with intensive ACT-style drills and full-length sample test sections. And for more help, go to MHPracticePlus.com for additional ACT practice and test information.

Too Young to Die

Author: United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division

Publisher: UN


Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2375

This report is the product of a UN Population Division study of the sex differentials in infant, child, and under-five mortality and the specific mechanisms that may lead to excess female mortality in childhood. It consists of 10 chapters "that explore a broad range of mechanisms, ranging from the biological to the social and economic, that influence sex differentials in childhood mortality. The mechanisms considered affect mortality differentials either directly, as in the case of the nutritional status of boys and girls or the differential use of health care by sex of child, or indirectly, as in the case of maternal education and decisions regarding the intra-household allocation of resources. The study also provides a historical account of the evolution of the sex differentials in childhood mortality in today's developed countries during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Another major contribution is its measurement and analysis of the levels and trends of infant, child and under-five mortality for boys and girls during the 1970s and 1980s. Such analysis allows the identification of the countries and regions in which girls have a survival disadvantage compared to boys, and permits an objective assessment of the magnitude and extent of excess female mortality in childhood." (Excerpt).