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Thorne, Barrie. 2010. “SENIOR SEMINAR: THE SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


In this seminar we will place children, and varied contexts of growing up, at the center of inquiry. We will open with the idea of childhood as a social and cultural variation, in assumptions about the "nature," needs, and capacities of girls and boys of particular ages. We will also consider multiple, sometimes contested representations of children,...

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Children and Youth
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College 400

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