The Sociology of Childhood / Edition 3

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412979436
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/26/2010
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 437
  • Sales rank: 738,892
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

William A. Corsaro was the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Chair of Sociology and is currently professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. He teaches courses on the Sociology of Childhood, Childhood in Contemporary Society, and Ethnographic Research Methods. His primary research interests are the Sociology of Childhood, Children’s Peer Cultures, the Sociology of Education, and Ethnographic Research Methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985), “We’re Friends, Right”: Inside Kids’ Culture (2003), and I Compagni: Understanding Children's Transition from Preschool to Elementary School (2005, with Luisa Molinari). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, from 1983-1984 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway in 2003. Corsaro was inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Children and Youth in 2013.

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 The sociological study of childhood 1
1 Social theories of childhood 5
2 The structure of childhood and children's interpretive reproductions 29
3 Studying children and childhood 45
Pt. 2 Children, childhood, and the families in historical and cultural context 59
4 Historical views of childhood and children 61
5 Social change, families, and children examining changes in families 83
Pt. 3 Children's cultures 107
6 Children's peer cultures and interpretive reproduction 109
7 Sharing and control in initial peer cultures 133
8 Conflict and differentiation in the initial peer culture 161
9 Preadolescent peer cultures 191
Pt. 4 Children, social problems, and the future of childhood 225
10 Children, social problems, and the family 229
11 Children, social problems and society 251
12 The future of childhood 283
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