Developmental Idealism Images from Austria

Amerika und Australien, Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
The building housing the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria was opened to the public in 1889. The building opened with extensive displays of numerous people from around the world. The statue labeled Amerika and Australien is located at the right entrance to the building.
Europa, Museum of Natural History, Vienna, Austria
The building housing the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria was opened to the public in 1889. The building opened with extensive displays of numerous people from around the world. The statue labeled Europa is located at the left entrance of the building.
Karlskirche, Vienna, Austria
The Karlskirche (German for St. Charles's Church) is a church situated in Vienna, Austria. Karlskirche was conceived in 1713, one year after the last great plague epidemic when Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, pledged to build a church for his namesake patron saint, Charles Borromeo, who was revered as a healer for plague sufferers. Construction began in 1716 and was completed in 1737.

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Event

Dec 8: Arland Thornton revisits his 2001 PAA Presidential Address on "Reading History Sideways."

Recent Pub

Special Issue On Developmental Idealism, Sociology of Development, 2019.

Recent Pub

Allendorf, Thornton, Mitchell, and Young-Demarco. "The Influence of Developmental Idealism on Marital Attitudes, Expectations, and Timing." Journal of Family Issues.

Reading History Sideways

The method of reading history sideways is described and critiqued by Arland Thornton

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