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Childhood and Youth
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Schoonmaker, Sara. 2010. “Childhood and Youth”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this course, we examine childhood, preadolescence and youth as distinct phases of social life constructed by young people and adults in the context of structural inequalities of age, race, class, gender, and sexuality. We critique the myth of childhood innocence and other prevailing norms that fail to understand young people as agents who actively...

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Aging/Social Gerontology
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