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Will Coster

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Chapter 1: Social Constructions of Childhood

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Social Constructions of Childhood
Social constructions of childhood
WillCoster
Introduction

Each of us has experienced not one, but two childhoods: the first as a biological state of growth and development and the second as a social construction, which is to say as an institution that has been socially created. If this is true, then it follows that childhood is dependent on the nature of a society into which an individual is born and will vary from place to place and ...

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