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The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.

Sociopolitical and Community Dynamics in the Development of a Multicultural Worldview
Sociopolitical and community dynamics in the development of a multicultural worldview
Shelly P.Harrell and Miguel E.Gallardo

There is a fable of a big white dog sitting on a porch with a large loaf of bread, and a group of black, brown, and yellow dogs yapping outside the fence, coveting the bread. Whenever the colored dogs got close enough to the fence to annoy the big white dog, he'd pull off a morsel of bread, hardly more than a crumb, and throw it out to the howling hordes. Then, enjoying his own bread, he'd sit back and disparagingly watch the other dogs fight over crumbs.

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