Childhood as a social construct

  • Created by: hanahcolw
  • Created on: 30-05-20 21:22
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  • Modern Western Notion of Childhood
    • Social construct = something shaped and given meaning by culture so it's not fixed
      • Childhood = golden age of innocence
        • Children = vulnerable + need protection
      • Separateness = most important feature of modern childhood
        • Different toys, clothes and entertainment


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