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Childhood lost : how American culture is failing our kids

Author: Sharna Olfman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005.
Series: Childhood in America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"In this book, authors from across disciplines focus their attention on current American culture and its devastating effects on children. Edited by clinical psychologist Sharna Olfman, ten essays by some of today's best-known child experts present a look at the results of accepted social norms."--Jacket.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Childhood lost.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sharna Olfman
ISBN: 0275981398 9780275981396
OCLC Number: 57168331
Description: xiv, 226 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Children's irreducible needs. The natural history of childhood / Meredith F. Small --
Why parenting matters / Laura E. Berk --
How American culture is failing our kids --
The war against parents / Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West --
The impact of media violence on developing minds and hearts / Gloria DeGaetano --
The commercialization of childhood / Susan Linn --
Big food, big money, big children / Katherine Battle Horgen --
So sexy so soon : the sexualization of childhood / Diane E. Levin --
Techno-environmental assaults on childhood in America / Varda Burstyn and Gary Sampson --
"No child left" : what are schools for in a democratic society? / Peter Sacks --
Where do the children play? / Sharna Olfman.
Series Title: Childhood in America.
Responsibility: edited by Sharna Olfman.
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Experts from across disciplines join forces here to focus attention on current American culture and the devastating effects it is having on its children.  Read more...


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