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The Sociology of Childhood William A. Corsaro, PhD

The Sociology of Childhood By William A. Corsaro, PhD

The Sociology of Childhood by William A. Corsaro, PhD

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New edition of this bestselling undergraduate textbook, adopted in sociology and education departments throughout the world.

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The Sociology of Childhood by William A. Corsaro, PhD

Acclaimed as the best book on the sociology of children, this is the only textbook that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological pespective.

It includes updated coverage of peer relations, friendship, children and electronic media, and the social problems experienced by children, and there are new sections on immigrant children, changing perspectives of American families, and the problem of aggression and bullying among children and youth.

Throughout the book, the author's original research and the compelling photographs and vivid illustrations bring the topics to life.

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Un manuel de qualite pour des lecteurs francophones peu habitues a cheminer dans les travaux en langue anglaise. -- Baptiste Besse-Patin

About William A. Corsaro, PhD

William A. Corsaro was Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Chair and is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington where he won the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. He was the first recipient of the Distinguished Career Award for the Section on Children and Youth of the American Sociological Association in 2013. He taught 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), author of We're Friends, Right: Inside Kids' Culture (2003), and coauthor with Luisa Molinari of I Compagni: Understanding Children's Transition from Preschool to Elementary School (2005). He is the coeditor with Jens Qvortrup and Michael-Sebastian Honig of The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies (2009). Corsaro was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, in 1983-1984 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway, in 2003. He received an honorary doctorate from Uppsala University, Sweden in 2016.

Table of Contents

Part I. 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? From Individual Progression to Collective Reproductions 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 Three Kinds of Collective Action Preschool Children's Secondary Adjustments to Teacher's Rules 3. Studying Children and Childhood Macrolevel Methods Microlevel Methods Nontraditional Methods in Studying Children Ethical Issues in Researching Children's Lives Part II. Children, Childhood and Families in Historical and Cultural Context 4. Historical Views of Childhood and Children Philippe Aries's Centuries of Childhood The Debate Regarding Grand-Stage Theories of the Family and Childhood The New History of Childhood The Newsies 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 What Is a Family? Racial and Ethnic Diversity of the Population of Children and Youth The Lives of Immigrant Children The Effects of Recent Socioeconomic Changes on Children and Childhood in Developing Societies Part III. Children's Cultures 6. Children's Peer Cultures and Interpretive Reproduction Examining Peer Culture from Children's Perspective Central Importance of Peer Culture in Interpretive Reproduction Symbolic Aspects of Children's Cultures Material Aspects of Children's Cultures Children, Parents, and Consumer Culture 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 Two Husbands Non C'E Zuppa Inglese The Walking Bucket La Strega 8. Conflict and Differentiation in the Initial Peer Culture Conflict and Peer Relations Bad Wolves Do Not Exist Social Differentiation in Initial Peer Cultures 9. Pre-Adolescent 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 Generation M: Electronic Media in the Lives of Preadolescents and Adolescents Effects and Process of Media Use in the Lives of Preadolescents and Adolescents Part IV. 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 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 Nonmarital Births Violence, Victimization, and the Loss of Childhood Bullying: Patterns and Trends 12. The Future of Childhood The Major Challenges Some More Modest Proposals to Enrich Children's Lives

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