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Childhood Socialization / Edition 2

Childhood Socialization / Edition 2

by Gerald Handel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0202306429

ISBN-13: 9780202306421

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This collection of authoritative studies portrays how the A basic agencies of socialization transform the newborn human organism into a social person capable of interacting with others. Socialization differs from one society to another and within any society from one segment to another. Childhood Socialization samples some of that variation, giving the

Overview

This collection of authoritative studies portrays how the A basic agencies of socialization transform the newborn human organism into a social person capable of interacting with others. Socialization differs from one society to another and within any society from one segment to another. Childhood Socialization samples some of that variation, giving the reader a glimpse of socialization in contexts other than those with which he or she is likely to be familiar.

In the years since publication of the first edition of this book in 1988, childhood has become a territory open to broader sociological investigation. In this revised edition, Gerald Handel has selected and gathered new contributions that analyze the agents of socialization, including family, school, and peer group,, and explore the influences of television and gender. The balance of classical studies and more recent work reflecting changes in the family structure renews the centrality of this anthology for courses in the social psychology of children up to adolescence.

The book is divided into nine parts: "Socialization, Indi-viduation, and the Self; "Historical Changes in Attitudes Toward Children"; "Families as Socialization Agents"; "Daycare and Nursery School as Socialization Agents"; "Schools as Socialization Agents"; "Peer Groups as Socialization Agents"; "Television and its Influence"; "Gender Socialization"; and "Social Stratification and Inequality in Socialization." While socialization continues on into the adolescent and adult years, childhood socialization is primary, essential in creating the human person and in shaping the identity, outlook, skills, and resources of the evolving person. Childhood Socialization is a dynamic volume that will be of continuing interest to students and scholars of family studies, sociology, psychology, and modern culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202306421
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
419
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
Contributorsxiii
Introduction to the Second Editionxv
Introduction to the First Editionxvii
Part ISocialization, Individuation, and the Self1
Chapter 1Socialization and Individuation3
Chapter 2Socialization and the Social Self11
Part IIChildhood in History21
Chapter 3Little Angels, Little Devils: A Sociology of Children25
Part IIIFamilies as Socializing Agents43
Chapter 4The Mutuality of Parental Control in Early Childhood45
Chapter 5As the Twig Is Bent: Children Reared in Feminist Households65
Chapter 6Racial Socialization89
Part IVDay Care and Nursery School as Socialization Agents113
Chapter 7Power and Resistance in Infant-Toddler Day Care Centers115
Chapter 8Cooperation and Control in Japanese Nursery Schools137
Part VSchools as Socialization Agents155
Chapter 9Schools and Socialization157
Part VIPeer Groups as Socialization Agents175
Chapter 10Children's Conception and Reaction to Adult Rules: The Underlife of the Nursery School179
Chapter 11The Carpool: A Socializing Adjunct to the Educational Experience195
Chapter 12Friends, Impression Management, and Preadolescent Behavior213
Part VIITelevision and Its Influence237
Chapter 13Theoretical Perspectives239
Chapter 14Children's Desires/Mothers' Dilemmas: The Social Contexts of Consumption261
Part VIIIGender Socialization277
Chapter 15Engendering Children279
Chapter 16Male Gender Socialization and the Perpetration of Sexual Abuse311
Part IXSocial Stratification and Inequality in Socialization331
Chapter 17Concerted Cultivation and the Accomplishment of Natural Growth335
Chapter 18Clashes in Values345
Chapter 19Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work369
Index395

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