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`Examine the ways in which childhood can be socially constructed.'
By SaraBeth Cartwright

Sociologists see childhood as a socially constructed, which means that it's
something created and defined by society. They argue that the position that
children occupy in society is not fixed, but differs between times, places and

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would be the introduction of schools and education which specialised in
education for the young. This reflected from the influence of the church, which
saw children as `fragile creatures of God' in need of discipline and protection.

Now, there are many reasons for the changes in the position of children.…


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