The Sociology of Childhood 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0761987512
ISBN-10: 0761987517
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William A. Corsaro was the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Chair of Sociology and is currently professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he won the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1988. He teaches courses on the Sociology of Childhood, Childhood in Contemporary Society, and Ethnographic Research Methods. His primary research interests are the Sociology of Childhood, Children’s Peer Cultures, the Sociology of Education, and Ethnographic Research Methods. Corsaro is the author of Friendship and Peer Culture in the Early Years (1985), “We’re Friends, Right”: Inside Kids’ Culture (2003), and I Compagni: Understanding Children's Transition from Preschool to Elementary School (2005, with Luisa Molinari). He was a Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Bologna, Italy, from 1983-1984 and a Fulbright Senior Specialist Fellow in Trondheim, Norway in 2003. Corsaro was inaugural recipient of the Distinguished Career Award from the American Sociological Association Section on Children and Youth in 2013.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 2nd edition (August 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761987517
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761987512
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,972,600 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I grew up in a working class family with 4 brothers and 3 sisters in Indianapolis, Indiana. Despite working from a very young age at my father's fruit and vegetable stand in the old city market in Indianapolis and then holding down many other part time jobs as a child and adolescent, I still had a happy childhood. I was the first in my family to attend college and received my B.A. degree in sociology at Indiana University in 1970. I then went on to the University of North Carolina where I developed a strong interest in studying young children and their peer interactions. I received my Ph.D. in 1974 and then did a year post-doctoral study in a Berkeley, California preschool. It was here that I discovered that young children have their own peer cultures and earned the nickname "Big Bill" from the kids I studied.

I later carried out research in Head Start centers, preschools and elementary schools in Indianapolis and Bloomington, Indiana, Bologna and Modena, Italy and in Trondheim, Norway. I joined the faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington in 1975 until my retirement in 2013. I now live in Mesa, Arizona. I was the Robert H. Shaffer Class of 1967 Endowed Chair and am presently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Sociology. I taught courses on the sociology of childhood, children in contemporary society from a comparative perspective, and ethnographic research methods. My current research focuses on children's early life transitions and children in civil society. The fourth edition of my The Sociology of Childhood was published in 2014 by Sage Publishers. I cherish the many friendships I have developed with children, their parents, and teachers over the years and I strongly believe that the future of childhood is the present.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aubree W. on February 14, 2014
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Not quite a "read on the beach book", but a very easy read for a class-required text. William Corsaro is the leading authority on the sociology of childhood, making this book the foundational text in the field. I'd love a more timeless cover... but the content more than makes up for it. Recommend.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By chio on April 20, 2014
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The book did have a good amount of highlighting, but it was very cheap. I just used different colors to know what I highlighted, but overall it's pretty good.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ashkauf32 on January 2, 2014
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Got this for school. Good price. Way better than what they charge you at the school's bookstores. Recommend getting school books from amazon.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeanne on April 16, 2009
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I really got a lot of info from this book and it was in fine condition and received it promptly.
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