Childhood Sociologists

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Wagg
Childhood is socially constructed
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Pilcher
Most important feature of modern childhood; separatness - law, clothes, products, services especially for children
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Punch
Rural Bolivia: 5 years old - work responsibilities in community and home
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Holmes
Samoan village: too young not an excuse to stop a child doing something, if a child thinks they're ready, they can do it
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Malinowski
Trobriand Islanders: adults took an attitude of tolerance and amused interest in children's sexual activity
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Aries
Middle ages - child was adult when weaned. Differences began due to; schools for children, distinction between adult and child clothing, handbooks on childrearing
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Bonke
Girls do more domestic labour than boys, especially in lone-parent families
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Firestone and Holt
Care and protection are new forms of oppression and excuse adult conform, stopping child libertation
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Gittins
Age patriarchy - adult domination, child oppression
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Postman
Childhood is disappearing; childhood emerged along with mass literacy, adult used this to work, TV gives children knowledge about 'adult' matters i.e. sex, drugs etc.
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Opie
Researched games, rhymes and songs. Concluded that children continue to have a separate, independent culture
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Palmer
Technological and and cultural changes have had a negative impact upon children's emotional, physical and intellectual development
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