Children of Social Worlds

Children of Social Worlds

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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745600999
  • 9780745600994

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List of contributors Acknowledgements Introduction Martin Richards PART 1 PERSPECTIVES ON THE FAMILY Introduction 1. An anthropological perspective on children in social worlds (Jean La Fontaine) 2. Anxieties about the family and the relationships between parents, children and the state in twentieth-century England (Jane Lewis) 3. Judgements of Solomon: psychology and family law (Robert Dingwall and John Eekelaar) 4. Feminism and motherhood (Ann Oakley) PART 2 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN CONTEXT Introduction 5. Growing up in a family world: issues in the study of social development in young children (Judy Dunn) 6. Evidence from three birth cohort studies for long-term and cross-generational effects on the development of children (Michael Wadsworth) 7. Gender development (Chris Henshall and Jacqueline McGuire) PART 3 DEVELOPING MINDS: LEARNING AND COMMUNICATION Introduction 8. Context, conservation and conversation (Paul Light) 9. Aspects of teaching and learning (David Wood) 10. Children's understanding of the distinction between messages and meanings: emergence and implications (W. Peter Robinson) PART 4 SOME BROADER ISSUES Introduction 11. The impact of the nuclear threat on children's development (Barbara Tizard) 12. Developmental psychology and psychoanalysis: splitting the difference (Cathy Urwin) 13. The step to social constructionism (Rom Harre) 14. Development in social context (David Ingleby) more

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