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Childhood and Society

Childhood and Society

  • Author: Erik H. Erikson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393347389
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 448
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The landmark work on the social significance of childhood. The original and vastly influential ideas of Erik H. Erikson underlie much of our understanding of human development. His insights into the interdependence of the individuals' growth and historical change, his now-famous concepts of identity, growth, and the life cycle, have changed the way we perceive ourselves and society. Widely read and cited, his works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology, Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as "a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood.

Childhood And Society

Childhood And Society

  • Author: E H Erikson
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1448163633
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 400
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With this deeply influential book, which is now internationally recognised as a classic study of childhood and its social significance, Professor Erikson has made an outstanding contribution to the study of human behaviour. Drawing on psychoanalytical theory and his own clinical experience, he devotes the main chapters to anxiety in young children, apathy in American Indians, confusion in veterans of war, and arrogance in young Nazis.

Childhood and Society

Childhood and Society

  • Author: Michael Wyness
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137295716
  • 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.

The Body, Childhood and Society

The Body, Childhood and Society

  • Author: A. Prout
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0333983637
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 211
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Bringing together two topics of wide and growing sociological interest, The Body, Childhood and Society examines how children's bodies are constructed in schools, families, courts, hospitals and in film. Recognising that children's bodies are a target for adult practices of social regulation, the contributors show that children are also active in their construction, employ them in resistance and social action, and generate their own meanings about them. The editor, a leading sociologist of childhood, draws out the theoretical implications of this work, indicates the limits of social constructionism, and suggests new ways of thinking about the hybrid of material, discursive and collective processes involved. It will be a valuable text for social scientists interested in the body, childhood, schooling, the law, medicine and health.

Childhood and Society

Childhood and Society

  • Author: Nick Lee,Lee
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335232116
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 157
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Childhood and Society charts the emergence of the conceptual and institutional divisions between adult 'human beings' and child 'human becomings' over the course of the modern era. It then examines the contemporary economic and ideological trends that are eroding the foundations of these divisions. the consequences of this age of uncertainty are examined through an assessment of sociological theories of childhood and through a survey of children's varied positions in a globalizing and highly mediated social world.

Thatcher's Children?

Thatcher's Children?

Politics, Childhood And Society In The 1980s And 1990s

  • Author: Dr Jane Pilcher,Jane Pilcher,Stephen Wagg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135792208
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 240
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That childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media. It also considers the response of the caring professions and the "Modern Left" who campaign, amongst other things, for the establishment of children's rights.

Childhood and Adolescence in Society

Childhood and Adolescence in Society

Selections From CQ Researcher

  • Author: CQ Researcher,
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452236062
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 336
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About CQ Researcher Readers In the tradition of nonpartisan and current analysis that is the hallmark of CQ Press, CQ Researcher readers investigate important and controversial policy issues. Childhood and Adolescence in Society aims to promote in-depth discussion, facilitate further research, and help readers formulate their own positions on crucial issues in the field, such as child soldiers, teen pregnancy, and violence and bullying. Offer your students the balanced reporting, complete overviews, and engaging writing that CQ Researcher has consistently provided for more than 80 years. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material. Key Features Pro/con boxes that examine two competing sides of a single question Detailed chronologies of key dates and events Annotated bibliographies and web resources Outlook sections that address possible regulation and initiatives from Capitol Hill and the White House over the next 5 to 10 years Photos, charts, graphs, and maps

The Inner World

The Inner World

A Psychoanalytic Study of Childhood and Society in India, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Sudhir Kakar
  • Publisher: OUP India
  • ISBN: 9780198077152
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 280
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An inquiry into the development of Indian identity, the book examines the network of social roles, traditional values, and customs with which the threads of Indian psychological development are interwoven. This fourth edition includes a Prologue which situates the work in the contemporary scenario.

Children, childhood and society

Children, childhood and society

  • Author: Sally Elizabeth Ellen Crawford,University of Birmingham. Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity
  • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 106
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The IAA Series is an interdisciplinary volume reflecting the wide geographical, chronological and disciplinary range of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity at the University of Birmingham. The volumes are based on a thematic research seminar series held at the IAA. aeChildhoodAe was an obvious theme to initiate the new series. The Institute has a strong record of publication in the field, and members of the Institute have made a significant contribution to childhood studies. The Institute is also host to the Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past, which was established to pursue and foster interdisciplinary approaches to the study of childhood. Contents: 1) Children, childhood and society: an introduction (Sally Crawford and Gillian Shepherd); 2) Past, present and future in the study of Roman childhood (Mary Harlow, Ray Laurence and Ville Vuolanto); 3) The pitter-patter of tiny feet in clay: aspects of the liminality of childhood in the ancient Near East (Alasdair Livingstone); 4) The childAes cache at Assiros Toumba, Macedonia (Diana Wardle and K. A. Wardle); 5) Transitions to adulthood in early Icelandic society (Chris Callow); 6) Had they no shame? Martial, Status and Roman sexual attitudes towards slave children (Niall McKeown); 7) Vital resources, ideal images and virtual lives: children in Early Bronze Age funerary ritual (Paul Garwood); 8) Companions, co-incidences or chattels? Children in the early Anglo-Saxon multiple burial ritual (Sally Crawford); 9) Poor little rich kids? Status and selection in Archaic Western Greece (Gillian Shepherd).

Childhood in Society for the Early Years

Childhood in Society for the Early Years

  • Author: Rory McDowall Clark
  • Publisher: Learning Matters
  • ISBN: 1473996449
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 200
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Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students doing degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages you to re-think childhood, exploring childhood from different contexts - from the child within the family, to the global perspective and the child's own perspective. It enables you to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint. This Third Edition includes a new chapter on 'The Evolution of Early Years Provision' adding essential context to the current situation. It has been updated in line with recent changes in the Early Years sector and includes some critical examination of the new Baseline Assessment.

Childhood and Society / Infanzia E Society

Childhood and Society / Infanzia E Society

  • Author: InS. P. E. Sociology for the Person
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1411680812
  • Category:
  • Page: 76
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The respect for the human persons and their social improvement is a basic value and guideline for the journal. A comparative view of all issues concerning childhood is welcome by this journal, as we are convinced that this world is living a period of complexity and uncertainty, when it is necessary to have a wider and wiser view of the problems concerning childhood, without attempting to reduce their scale. Children are the hope for the future, they are the future of humanity. So, the study of childhood and the improvement of its social, psychological and economic conditions also means to help building a better society and a better world.

Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies

Childhood in Society for Early Childhood Studies

  • Author: Rory McDowall Clark
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1844457303
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 144
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Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This accessible text explores children’s place within society through an examination of the different contexts within which a child exists. It begins by looking at the child within the family then goes on to examine the child within the educational setting, the community, the nation and the global perspective. The child's own perspective is explored, recognising children as social agents in their own right. Finally it examines the current climate, making links with Every Child Matters, and considers today's public perceptions of childhood.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Childhood and Society

Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Childhood and Society

  • Author: Kourtney T Vaillancourt
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9781259910913
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 160
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The Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® includes current controversial issues in a debate-style forma designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. This Collection contains a multitude of current and classic issues to enhance and customize your course. You can browse the entire Taking Sides Collection on Create or you can search by topic, author, or keywords. Each Taking Sides issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an "Exploring the Issue" section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, Additional Resources, and Internet References. Go to the Taking Sides Collection on McGraw-Hill Create® at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/takingsides and click on "Explore this Collection" to browse the entire Collection. Select individual Taking Sides issues to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Vaillancourt: Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Childhood and Society, 11/e book here http://create.mheducation.com/createonline/index.html#qlink=search%2Ftext%3Disbn:1259910911 for an easy, pre-built teaching resource. Visit http://create.mheducation.com for more information on other McGraw-Hill titles and special collections.

Toys and Reasons: Stages in the Ritualization of Experience

Toys and Reasons: Stages in the Ritualization of Experience

  • Author: Erik H. Erikson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393241017
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 186
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In a moment in our history beset with grave doubts, Erik H. Erickson inquires into the nature and structure of the shared visions which invigorate some eras and seemed so fatefully lacking in others. He illustrates the human propensity for play and vision, from the toy world of childhood to the dream life of adults, and from the artist's imagination to the scientist's reason. Finally, he enlarges on the origins and structure of one shared vision of universal significance, namely, the American Dream. Such a worldview, he concludes, consists of both vision and counter vision (political and religious, economic and technological, artistic and scientific) which vie with each other to give a coherent meaning to shared realities and to liberate individual and communal energy. Erickson postulates that a space-time orientation provided by a viable worldview is, complimentary to the inner work of the individual psyche and is attuned to its multiple functions. In a central chapter, the author links the phylogeny and the ontogeny of worldviews by describing stages in the ritualization of everyday life—that is, the interplay of customs (including the use of language) with from birth to death convey and confirm the "logic" of the visions predominant or contending in a society. He emphasizes the playful and yet compelling power of viable ritualization to connect individual growth with the maintenance of a vital institutions; but he also illustrates the fateful tendency of human interplay to turn into self-deception and collusion, of ritualization to become deadly ritualism—and of visions to end in nightmares of alienation and distraction. Erickson advocates the pooling of interdisciplinary insights in order to clarify the conscious and unconscious motivation which works for or against the more universal and more insightful worldview essential in a technological age.

Twins in Society

Twins in Society

Parents, Bodies, Space and Talk

  • Author: K. Bacon
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230281494
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 221
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This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social expectations about twins shape twins' lives and how twins utilize their bodies, space and talk to actively display and perform their own identities.

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

Literature, Media and Society

  • Author: Sandra Dinter,Ralf Schneider
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315313359
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 250
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In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child poverty, and protection have been persistent issues in public discourse. Simultaneously, childhood has advanced as a popular subject in the arts, as the wealth of current films and novels in this field indicates. Focusing on the late twentieth and the early twenty-first centuries, this collection assembles contributions concerned with current political, social, and cultural dimensions of childhood in the United Kingdom. The individual chapters, written by internationally renowned experts from the social sciences and the humanities, address a broad spectrum of contemporary childhood issues, including debates on child protection, school dress codes, the media, parenting strategies, the representation and construction of children in audiovisual media, and literary awards for children’s fiction. Appealing to a wide scholarly audience by joining perspectives from various disciplines, including art history, education, law, film and TV studies, sociology, and literary studies, this volume endorses a transdisciplinary and meta-theoretical approach to the study of childhood. It seeks to both illustrate and dismantle the various ways in which childhood has been implicitly and explicitly conceived in different disciplines in the wake of the constructivist paradigm shift in childhood studies.

Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500

Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500

  • Author: Hugh Cunningham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131786803X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of five hundred years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, taking in Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud, revealing considerable differences in the way western societites have understood and valued childhood over time. His survey of parent/child relationships uncovers evidence of parental love, care and, in the frequent cases of child death, grief throughout the period, concluding that there was as much continuity as change in the actual relations of children and adults across these five centuries. For undergraduate courses in History of the Family, European Social History, History of Children and Gender History.

Childhood, Culture and Society

Childhood, Culture and Society

In a Global Context

  • Author: Michael Wyness
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1526422506
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 480
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Never shying away from the most pressing topics in the field, this book provides a multifaceted and extensive analysis of the study of children and childhood. Linking key concepts, themes and problems together, this text offers an interdisciplinary approach with its topical and timely case studies and illustrations which illuminate the latest research in the field. The book: Features a number of international case studies including children and military conflict, child migrants, children and networking sites, child trafficking, and children as consumers Includes questions which help you to make connections between topics and get you reflecting on your own childhood Is packed with engaging learning features including chapter aims, boxed sections, summaries and further reading suggestions