Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood: Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Education - 260 pages
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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
A New Paradigm for the Sociology
7
Constructions and Reconstructions of British
34
Psychology and the Cultural Construction
63
A Voice for Children in Statistical and Social
85
Disneyland the Family
107
Changing Constructions
126
Deconstructing a Construct
145
Who Are You Kidding? Children Power and
165
Time and Transition
230
Notes on Contributors
251
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

A Colorado native, Allison James graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1983 with an undergraduate degree in Geophysical Engineering. She has lived, worked and traveled across Africa, Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia, South America, and North America. After more than a decade abroad, Allison returned to the United States, where she earned her Master's Degree in Marketing. As a writer, Allison has contributed to the publication Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, was a columnist for the Durango Herald, and has acted as both editor of and contributor to the book, Stories of Women. Allison has two grown daughters and currently lives and works in Durango, Colorado.

Prout is Reader in Sociology at the Center for the Social Study of Childhood at the University of Hull.

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