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The Sociology of Childhood

Sixth Edition


424 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Sixth Edition of William A. Corsaro and Judson G. Everitt's groundbreaking text discusses children and childhood from a sociological perspective—providing in-depth coverage of social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, and children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history. This revised edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.
 
PART ONE: THE SOCIOLOGICAL STUDY OF CHILDHOOD
 
1. Social Theories of Childhood
 
2. The Structure of Childhood and Children’s Interpretive Reproductions
 
3. Studying Children and Childhood
 
PART TWO: CHILDREN, CHILDHOOD, AND FAMILIES IN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
 
4. Historical Views of Childhood and Children
 
5. Social Change, Families, and Children
 
PART THREE: CHILDREN’S CULTURES
 
6. Children’s Peer Cultures and Interpretive Reproduction
 
7. Sharing and Control in Initial Peer Cultures
 
8. Conflict and Differentiation in the Initial Peer Culture
 
9. Preadolescent Peer Cultures
 
PART FOUR: CHILDREN, SOCIAL PROBLEMS, AND THE FUTURE OF CHILDHOOD
 
10. Children, Social Problems, and the Family
 
11. Children, Social Problems, and Society
 
12. The Future of Childhood

William A. Corsaro

William A. Corsaro was Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Chair and is nowProfessor 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 firstrecipient of the Distinguished Career Award for the Section on Children and Youth ofthe American Sociological Association in 2013. He taught courses on the sociology ofchildhood, 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... More About Author

Judson G. Everitt

Judson G. Everitt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University Chicago. He has served on the faculty at Loyola since 2009. Dr. Everitt earned his Ph.D. in sociology at Indiana University with a doctoral minor in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. His research examines the interconnections among organizations, culture, and socialization with a particular focus on the professions. His prior work examines teachers’ professional socialization in his book, Lesson Plans: The Institutional Demands of Becoming a Teacher (2018), and he recently coauthored an updated edition of The Sociology of Education with... More About Author