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Published: 04 August 2006

372 Pages | 1 line illus.

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195330786

Bookseller Code (04)

Children and Society

The Sociology of Children and Childhood Socialization

Gerald Handel, Spencer Cahill, and Frederick Elkin

Children and Society presents a comprehensive sociological portrayal of children and childhood from birth to the beginning of adolescence. A major theme is the tension between children's active agency and the socializing influences of the family, school, peer groups, and mass media. The book incorporates the most recent research and theories of childhood socialization. Its theoretical perspective is primarily symbolic interactionism which emphasizes the development of the self. The volume features research that documents cultural variations within American society shaped by social class, race and ethnicity, and gender.

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