2-9 - SOCI 305 2/9/10 1 Theorizing Childhood SOCI 305...

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1 2/9/10 Theorizing Childhood SOCI 305 Theories of childhood o Stages of development o Imitation o Control o Learning o The idea that children are a unitary group, process that is uniform and predetermined The socialization approach o Primary way that children are thought of o The idea that children are passive in the process o Outside forces, no agency (presume that outside forces shape our identities) o Issues of identity (underestimate the capacity of children to create their own sense of self) o The finished product as the adult (adults in training) o Perspective of the child o Children as agents of change o Outside of society—social? What do these approaches leave out? o Considering the child’s needs Corsaro o One of the issues we presume is that the child is contextualized from social life Thorne o Rethinking Childhood: Thorne and Conceptual Autonomy o “conceptual autonomy”- looking at childhood as a separate social category o Think about children independently
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2010 for the course SOCI 305 taught by Professor Sternheimer during the Spring '10 term at USC.

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2-9 - SOCI 305 2/9/10 1 Theorizing Childhood SOCI 305...

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