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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 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... More About Author

Judson G. Everitt