The Sociology of Childhood

Author: William A. Corsaro
Publisher: Pine Forge Press
ISBN: 9780761987512
Category: Social Science
Page: 359
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′The provision of many amusing examples from Corsaro′s own research experience with children make his book a thoroughly enjoyable read as well as a valuable critical sociological analysis of childhood′ - Sociology The Sociology of Childhood is the Second Edition of a text that has been universally acclaimed as the best book on the subject available today. It is the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective. The second edition retains the same quality coverage of social theories of childhood, the consideration of children and childhood in historical and cultural perspective, children′s peer cultures from preschool through preadolescence, and the social problems of children. The book has been updated to include new research, information, and discussions on the latest social indicators regarding children in the United States and around the world. Key Features New chapter on up-to-date methods of research for studying children. New chapters on theory, cultural change, and children′s peer cultures. New section on children′s rights including a description and discussion of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Updated chapter on the Future of Childhood addresses current policy debates and changing demographics related to children in today′s societies. Contains many examples of children′s actual play and behavior. Provides photographs and charts that capture the complexity and diversity of children′s lives. The Sociology of Childhood is highly 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. William A. Corsaro is the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Professor of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he teaches courses on the sociology of childhood, childhood in contemporary society, and ethnographic research methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985) and "We′re Friends, Right": Inside Kids′ Culture (2003). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, in 1983-84 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway, in 2003. His research has been featured on NPR, the BBC in London, and in the New Yorker.

Kindheit soziologisch

Author: Heinz Hengst,Helga Zeiher
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322810046
Category: Social Science
Page: 269
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Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngste Entwicklung der Kindheitssoziologie. Es führt ein in die Konzepte der neueren soziologischen Kindheitsforschung, diskutiert die gesellschaftliche Positionierung von Kindern und den gegenwärtigen Wandel von Kindheit. Repräsentanten der neuen Forschungsrichtungen aus Dänemark, Finnland, Großbritannien, Italien, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, Österreich und der Bundesrepublik stellen exemplarisch sozialstrukturelle, kulturanalytische und konstruktivistische Perspektiven der Kindheitsforschung vor. In allen Beiträgen wird Kindheit als Ausdruck eines konkret-gesellschaftlichen Generationenverhältnisses diskutiert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der generationalen Arbeitsteilung über den Mediengebrauch und die alltägliche Lebensführung, Peer- und Familienbeziehungen bis zur Neuorganisation von Lernformen.

Child labour

a sociological study
Author: Prachi Jaiswal
Publisher: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 176
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George Herbert Mead

Critical Assessments
Author: Peter Hamilton
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415037587
Category: Behaviorism (Psychology)
Page: 332
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Sociological Studies

Author: Jean Piaget
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135633835
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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Jean Piaget is one of the greatest names in psychology. A knowledge of his ideas is essential for all in psychology and education. Sociological Studies is one of his major works to remain untranslated. Now an international team of Piaget experts has got together to ensure that this important work is available in English. This classic text, exploring the role of social experience in the development of understanding, shows the general perception of Piaget as someone who took insufficient account of social factors in psychology to be false.

The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children

Author: Loretta E. Bass,David A. Kinney
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780520751
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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This volume is comprised of empirical research and theoretical papers about children's well being, children and youth peer cultures, and the rights of children and youth. These empirical studies include children's voices and experiences from four continents and a range of methodological and theoretical orientations.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

Author: Judith Treas,Jacqueline Scott,Martin Richards
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118374118
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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Written by an international team of experts, this comprehensivevolume investigates modern-day family relationships, partnering,and parenting set against a backdrop of rapid social, economic,cultural, and technological change. Covers a broad range of topics, including social inequality,parenting practices, children’s work, changing patterns ofcitizenship, multi-cultural families, and changes in welfare stateprotection for families Includes many European, North American and Asian exampleswritten by a team of experts from across five continents Features coverage of previously neglected groups, includingimmigrant and transnational families as well as families of gaysand lesbians Demonstrates how studying social change in families isfundamental for understanding the transformations in individual andsocial life across the globe Extensively reworked from the original Companion published overa decade ago: three-quarters of the material is completely new, andthe remainder has been comprehensively updated

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development

Author: Peter K. Smith,Craig H. Hart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444390919
Category: Psychology
Page: 712
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition presents an authoritative and up-to-date overview of research and theory concerning a child's social development from pre-school age to the onset of adolescence. Presents the most up-to-date research and theories on childhood social development Features chapters by an international cast of leaders in their fields Includes comprehensive coverage of a range of disciplinary perspectives Offers all new chapters on children and the environment, cultural influences, history of childhood, interventions, and neuro-psychological perspectives Represents an essential resource for students and researchers of childhood social development

Beratung, Coaching, Supervision

Multidisziplinäre Perspektiven vernetzt
Author: Eva-Maria Graf,Yasmin Aksu,Ina Pick,Sabine Rettinger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531933418
Category: Psychology
Page: 258
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Dem Ruf nach fundierter Forschung zu Beratung, Coaching und Supervision folgend, sind in diesem Band einige der neuesten Ergebnisse zur Beratungsforschung aus der Perspektive verschiedener Disziplinen – beispielsweise der Sprachwissenschaft, der Sozialwissenschaften, der Psychologie und der Erziehungswissenschaft – sowie Impulse aus der Praxis vereint. Auf dem Weg zu einer Forschung, in der die Disziplinen Ergebnisse nicht mehr nebeneinander, sondern miteinander generieren, wird zwischen den einzelnen Beiträgen ein Netz gespannt und so gezeigt, wie reichhaltig bereits jetzt die Grundlage für die gemeinsame Arbeit ist. Diese Vernetzung soll sowohl Forscher/innen, die sich mit den Formaten Beratung, Coaching und Supervision beschäftigen, wie auch Vertreter/innen der Praxis Anregungen geben und zu einer gemeinsamen Arbeit inspirieren. Denn interdisziplinäre Forschung kann nur in einem echten Austausch auf Augenhöhe fruchtbar sein.

Youth Engagement

The Civic-Political Lives of Children and Youth
Author: N.A
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1781905444
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 300
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This volume critically examines the multiple and contested meanings of ideal citizenship and reveal how children and youth craft active citizenship as they encounter and respond to the various institutions and organizations designed to encourage their civic and political development.

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319763334
Category: Social Science
Page: 559
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.

Child Labour in Global Society

Author: Paul Close
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1783507802
Category: Social Science
Page: 264
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This book presents a novel study of children's compulsory productive educational labour in modern and modernizing societies under globalization, and the implications for such matters as children's everyday lives, relationships and rights, international legal instruments, relevant analytical notions (including 'slavery'), and sociological analysis.

Childhood and Society

Author: Michael Wyness
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 0230357253
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Where can we draw the line between childhood and adulthood? To what extent is childhood a social construction? How do children make sense of their own social worlds? And do children have control over their social environments? Childhood and Society 2e explores these questions and key sociological debates to provide a thorough introduction to the sociology of childhood. The second edition takes account of cutting edge research and shows how contemporary practices are impacting on childhood in today's world. In particular, the book: • Gives clear guidance on how children have been, and continue to be, theorized • Shows how technology shapes children's play, communication and cultures • Discusses international case studies that reflect on childhood in a global age • Assesses the ethical and methodological issues in researching children's lives • Includes a new chapter on child labour, reflecting on the relationship between work and schooling With fresh insights into research, theory and policy, this text takes a truly global view on controversial issues in the field, from poverty and children's rights to the media and consumerism. It is an indispensable text for students of sociology, childhood studies, education and social policy.


Critical Concepts in Sociology
Author: Chris Jenks
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415340267
Category: Children
Page: 3
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Childhood is an extremely complex and highly contested concept. It refers to a life phase as well as to the age group defined as children, but is also a cultural construction, part of the social and economic structure of communities. The key scholarship collected, introduced, and reprinted in these volumes reflects this complexity and introduces the reader to the wide variety of interpretations that have been and continue to be placed on it. It might be suggested that the push or initiative in theorizing childhood has derived from advances within sociology and anthropology. However, the future provides potential for interdisciplinary study, which this collection also reflects. The contemporary study of childhood must comprise a conjoining of disciplines: sociology; anthropology; psychology; social geography; history; philosophy; and socio-legal theory, all have something to add to the field and are represented within the collection.

Children's Friendships in Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Author: James G. Deegan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780750702676
Category: Education
Page: 108
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This book addresses children's friendships as a fundamental human interest and concern. Using illustrative data drawn from children's perspectives on their friendships, it examines what it is like to be and have friends and how children's developing conceptions of friendships become embedded in their peer cultures. The book also highlights children's friendships as motivational contexts for social learning in the present culture of school.