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Social The idea that childhood is a concept created and defined by
construction of society ­ so there is no fixed childhood experienced by all (it will
childhood vary historically and across cultures).
March of The idea that, over the past few centuries, the position of children
progress view in…

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CHILDHOOD IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION AND VARIES BETWEEN TIMES PLACES &
GROUPS. MOST SOCIOLOGISTS SEE OUR IDEA OF CHILDHOOD AS A FAIRLY DECENT
ONE, THE RESULT OF INDUSTRIALISATION AND OTHER SOCIAL CHANGES. MODERN
SOCIETY CONSTRUCTS CHILDHOOD AS A TIME OF VUNERABILITY, INNOCENCE &
SEGREGATION FROM THE ADULT WORLD.

"MARCH OF…

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