Children and Young People's Cultural Worlds ch.1-6 - Children and Young Peoples Cultural Worlds Ch.1 o o o Innocence is valued as a sign that children

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Children and Young People’s Cultural Worlds - Ch.1 o Innocence is valued as a sign that children are uncontaminated and have not yet come into contact with sexuality, the market, money, capitalism or politics o It requires adult protection, although perceptions of the extent of children’s incapacity, and of what children should not be allowed to do as a result, vary considerably across time and place. o Warner Children are ‘naturally’ innocent They are uncontaminated by the adult world of corruption Children are blank slates Children are innocent because they are blank slates They have no knowledge, no experience and no wickedness Children are agents of redemption Children will always have the innocence, the lack of cynicism and childish wonder that adults have discarded Childhood is the basis of adult identity Childhood is the key to an adult’s identity The child’s experiences shape the adult psyche Children exist in a separate state Children are innocent because they are outside society They exist in a special uncorrupted state, separate from the adult world Children should not be consumers Children’s innocence is seen as being lost when they enter the economic marketplace as consumers o Changing role of children in the marketplace, as consumers of goods and services, as well as active participants in the world of media technologies.

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