Childhood: Sociologist Views

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What does Pilcher see as the most important feature of childhood?
Separateness, childhood is a clear, distinct life stage where children occupy a separate status to adults
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What does Wagg see about childhoods separateness?
There is no single universal childhood experienced by all. Therefore childhood isn't natural and should be distinguished from just biological immaturity.
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Evaluation points for Prout and James biological framework
-culture bias to the western framework-people develop at different rates its not fixed-it is affected by experience such as gender, class, ill health
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What does Benedict say about cross cultural differences?
Children in non-industrial societies are generally treated differently:-take responsibility at an early age-less value is placed on a child showing obedience to adult authority-children's sexual behaviour is viewed differently
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What did Holmes say about responsibility at an early age?
'Too young' was never given as a reason for not allowing a child to do a particular task.
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What did Firlh find about obedience and adult authority?
Tikopia of the western specific. Doing as you are told by a grown up is considered acceptable only by the child: it is not a right to be expected by the adult.
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What did Malinowski see about child sexual behaviour?
Adults took an attitude of tolerance and interest towards children's sexual explorations and activities among the Trobriand Tribe.
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What is Prout and James' Dominant Framework?
Children are simple and do not have the capability of sophisticated, complex thinking. Childhood and adulthood are at opposite ends.
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What does Wyness say about the Dominant Framework?
It has come through psychological research like Piggats. Who used scientific methods to establish milestone events in childhood.
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What did Aries find about historical differences in childhood?
Childhood did not exist, in the middle ages, it was not completely separate-same laws, same punishments, went to work
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What did Shorter find in the Middle Ages about children?
High death rates encouraged indifference and neglect, especially towards infants.
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What does ******* believe about the Middle Ages?
It is more correct to say that society simply had a different notion of childhood to todays.
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What does Opie say about the blurring between adulthood and childhood?
There is a clear distinction between children's culture and that of adults.
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