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Knowing Children: Theories and MethodologiesDefining Some TermsCulturally RelativeCultural Politics of Childhood Developmentalism vs. SocializationTheorizing the ChildSome MethodologiesQuantitative DataQualitative DataCulturally Relative Concepts about the “child,” “childhood,” and “youth” that differ from:culture to culturecontext to contexttime period to time period Concepts that are established in opposition to the concepts “adult” and “adulthood” Concepts that are constructed byadults generally for the purposes ofadults. “Cultural Politics of Childhood”“The cultural politics of childhood refers to the combination of national and therefore cultural contexts, social practices and political processes through whichchildhood is uniquely constructed in different societies at different times” (James and James 32). What are some cultural factors that determine the images and understandings ofchildhood that exist at a given time? Specific expectations about childhoodReligionDemographic/geographic locationMediaLawsEducationPolitical policyClass status GenderEthnicity
How do social, economic, legal and political systems position children in any given society and culture? The “Cultural Politics of Childhood” Refer to:The relations that adults have withchildrenThe social, political, and economic frameworks that shape society’s institutional arrangements (like work, schools, families, churches, etc.) and through which children’s daily lives unfoldBy discussing the cultural politics of childhood, we can begin to see the

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