Childhood in American Society: A Reader

Childhood in American Society: A Reader

by Karen Sternheimer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205617131

ISBN-13: 9780205617135

Pub. Date: 05/19/2009

Publisher: Pearson

This anthology from scholarly literature about children explores the ways society makes meaning of the period called childhood, the social forces that shape children, and the strategies children use to influence each other, their familes, and the larger adult world.

The anthology includes 34 readings in 7 topic areas:

I. Meanings of Childhood

Overview

This anthology from scholarly literature about children explores the ways society makes meaning of the period called childhood, the social forces that shape children, and the strategies children use to influence each other, their familes, and the larger adult world.

The anthology includes 34 readings in 7 topic areas:

I. Meanings of Childhood

II. Theorizing Childhood

III. Studying Children

IV. Relationships

V. Constructing Race, Ethnicity and Gender

VI. Popular Culture, Consumption and Play

VII. Social Problems and Inequality

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205617135
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,081,464
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

General Introduction: What is Childhood?

Part I: Meanings of Childhood

Editor’s Introduction: Why do experiences of childhood change?

1. Viviana A. Zelizer, From Child Labor to Child Work: Redefining the Economic World of Children

2. Marjorie Heins, Minors, Censorship, Sex, and History

3. Paula Fass and Mary Ann Mason, Childhood in America Past and Present

4. Peter N. Stearns, All are Above Average

5. David Buckingham, In Search of the Child

6. Karen Sternheimer, Kidnapped: Childhood Stolen?

Part II: Theorizing Childhood

E ditor’s Introduction: How do social scientists think about children?

7. Barrie Thorne, Re-Visioning Women and Social Change: Where are the Children?

8. William Corsaro, Children’s Interpretive Reproductions

9. Sarah H. Matthews, A Window on the “New” Sociology of Childhood

10. Alan Prout & Allison James, A New Paradigm for the Sociology of Childhood?

Part III: Studying Children

Editor’s Introduction: How do social scientists study children and childhood?

11. Michael Wyness, Researching Children and Childhood

12. Gary Alan Fine & Kent L. Sandstrom, Researchers and Kids

13. William Corsaro, Yeah, You’re Big Bill: Entering Kids’ Culture

Part IV: Relationships

Editor’s Introduction: How do children actively negotiate relationships with friends and family?

14. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, Popularity

15. Murray Milner, Jr., Exchanges, Labels, and Put-Downs

16. Abel Valenzuela, Gender Roles and Settlement Activities Among Children and their Immigrant Families

17. Annette Lareau, Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth

18. Donna Eder, Catherine Colleen Evans & Stephen Parker, Crude Comments and Sexual Scripts

Part V: Constructing Race, Ethnicity and Gender

Editor’s Introduction: Beyond socialization and imitation

19. Debra Van Ausdale & Joe R. Feagin, Using Racial and Ethnic Concepts: The Critical Case of Very Young Children

20. Valerie Ann Moore, The Collaborative Emergence of Race in Children’s Play: A Case of Two Summer Camps

21. Amanda E. Lewis, Constructing and Negotiating Racial Identity in School

22. Michael A. Messner, Barbie Girls Versus Sea Monsters: Children Constructing Gender

23. Barrie Thorne, Constructing “Opposite Sides”

24. Julie Bettie, Girls, Race, and Identity: Border Work between Classes

Part VI: Popular Culture, Consumption and Play

Editor’s Introduction: The importance of play and popular culture

25. Sarah Banet-Weiser, “We Pledge Allegiance to Kids”: Nickelodeon and Citizenship

26. Cindy Dell Clark, Flight Toward Maturity: The Tooth Fairy

27. Viviana Zelizer, Kids and Commerce

28. Christine L. Williams, Kids in Toyland

29. Peter Kelly, David Buckingham and Hannah Davies, Talking Dirty: Children, Sexual Knowledge and Television

30. Hilary Levey, Outside Class: A Historical Analysis of American Children’s Competitive Activities

Part VI: Social Problems and Inequality

Editor’s Introduction: Are young people really as prized in American society as we think?

31. Jenny Kitzinger, Who Are You Kidding? Children, Power, and the Struggle Against Sexual Abuse

32. Cindy Dell Clark, Children Coping with Chronic Illness

33. Nell Bernstein, Children of the Incarcerated

34. Allison James, Chris Jenks, and Alan Prout, Working Children

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