Unit 1: Families and Households - Childhood

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Childhood is a Social Construct: Historical Differences
Evidence from artwork. Childhood didn't exist in middle ages.
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Childhood is a Social Construct: Cross-Cultural Differences
Poor countries children work from a young age. Punch found that in rural Bolivia children expected to work at 5.
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Childhood is a Social Construct: Modern Western Childhood
Referred to as a 'golden age' of innocence. Vast contrast between adults and children.
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Childhood is a Social Construct: Reasons For Change
Laws restricting labour. Compulsory schooling. Growth in children's rights. Increased knowledge in child development.
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The Future of Childhood: Globalization
Western views being exported and imposed on the world. Seperate life stage where they have no economic role and are dependent on adults.
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The Future of Childhood: A Separate Childhood Culture
Create their own games. Ople argues childhood is becoming separate rather than disappearing.
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The Future of Childhood: Reconstruction of Childhood
UK youth are top of league table for obesity and pregnancy ect. Growing similarities in adult leisure fashion diet ect.
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The Future of Childhood: The Disappearance of Childhood
The ability to read used to conceal information from children - information hierarchy. TV and Tech gives them access to knowledge.
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The Change in the Position of Children: March to Progress View
Children are more valued and better cared for. The family has become child-centered. Better healthcare and living standards improved survival.
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The Change in the Position of Children: The Conflict view
Neglect and Abuse. Adult control over - resources, time, bodies.
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The Change in the Position of Children: The Conflict view
Inequalities between children and adults - argued as protection. Inequalities among children - class, ethnic, culture.
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Poor countries children work from a young age. Punch found that in rural Bolivia children expected to work at 5.

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Childhood is a Social Construct: Cross-Cultural Differences

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Referred to as a 'golden age' of innocence. Vast contrast between adults and children.

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Laws restricting labour. Compulsory schooling. Growth in children's rights. Increased knowledge in child development.

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Western views being exported and imposed on the world. Seperate life stage where they have no economic role and are dependent on adults.

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