This anthology from scholarly literature about children explores the ways society makes meaning of the period called childhood, the social forces that shape children, and the strategies children use to influence each other, their familes, and the larger adult world.
The anthology includes 34 readings in 7 topic areas:
I. Meanings of Childhood II. Theorizing Childhood
III. Studying Children
V. Constructing Race, Ethnicity and Gender
VI. Popular Culture, Consumption and Play
VII. Social Problems and Inequality