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The sociology of childhood

Author: William A Corsaro
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Pine Forge Press, ©2005.
Series: Sociology for a new century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"The Sociology of Childhood is recommended for use as the core text in courses on the sociology of children and childhood, as well as for parents, teachers, and other adults interested in the social lives and development of children. It can also be used in early education, child development, and child psychology courses, and as a supplemental text in the area of family studies."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Corsaro
ISBN: 0761987517 9780761987512
OCLC Number: 55682184
Description: xiv, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The sociological study of childhood --
1. Social theories of childhood --
Sociology's rediscovery of childhood --
Traditional theories : socialization --
Children's understanding of conservation of mass --
Interpretive reproduction : children collectively participate in society --
Do chips have blood on them? --
Summary --
2. The structure of childhood and children's interpretive reproductions --
Assumptions of the structural perspective --
The new American grandparent --
Age and gender in Hausa society --
Childhood, children's activities, and interpretive reproduction in peer culture --
Preschool children's secondary adjustments to teacher's rules --
Summary --
3. Studying children and childhood --
Macrolevel methods --
Microlevel methods --
Nontraditional methods in studying children --
Ethical issues in researching children's lives --
Summary. pt. 2. Children, childhood, and families in historical and cultural context --
4. Historical views of childhood and children --
Philippe Ariès's centuries of childhood --
The debate regarding grand-stage theories of the family and childhood --
The new history of childhood --
The newsies --
Summary --
5. Social change, families, and children --
Examining changes in families from the children's perspective --
Children's everyday lives in families --
Amy sticks up for her mom --
The effects of recent socioeconomic changes on children and childhood in Western societies --
The effects of recent socioeconomic changes on children and childhood in developing societies --
Summary. pt. 3. Children's cultures --
6. Children's peer cultures and interpretive reproduction --
Examining peer culture from a children's perspective --
Central importance of peer culture in interpretive reproduction --
Symbolic aspects of children's cultures --
Material aspects of children's cultures --
Summary --
7. Sharing and control in initial peer cultures --
Central themes in children's initial peer cultures --
Friendship, sharing, and social participation --
The little chairs routine --
Access rituals in an American preschool --
Italian children's production of the cantilena in discussione --
Autonomy and control in peer culture --
The walking bucket --
La Strega --
Summary --
8. Conflict and differentiation in the initial peer culture --
Conflict and peer relations --
Bad wolves do not exist --
Social differentiation in initial peer cultures --
Summary --
9. Preadolescent peer cultures --
Peer cultures in preadolescence --
Friendship processes in preadolescent peer cultures --
Autonomy and identity in preadolescent peer cultures --
Cradle of love --
Disputes, conflict, friendships, and gender --
Boys and cooties --
Summary. pt. 4. Children, social problems, and the future of childhood --
10. Children social problems, and the family --
Changing family structures and children's lives --
Work, families, and childhood --
Divorce and its effects on children --
Child abuse in the family --
Summary --
11. Children, social problems, and society --
Poverty and the quality of children's lives --
The Abraham Lincoln of child workers --
Growing up fast : the story of Nicholas --
Teen pregnancy and nonmaritial births --
Violence, victimization, and the loss of childhood --
Summary --
12. The future of childhood --
The major challenges --
Some more modest proposals to enrich children's lives --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Sociology for a new century.
Responsibility: William A. Corsaro.
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Covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective. This title discusses social theories of childhood, and the social problems of children. It includes chapters on theory, cultural change,  Read more...

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