Sociologia dell'infanzia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Sociology of childhood

Maddalena Colombo, Piermarco Aroldi, WILLIAM CORSARO, ANDREA MACCARINI

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[Autom. eng. transl.] When did childhood cease to be a temporary condition of life, a prelude to other stages and adult social roles, and did it begin to form a social category in its own right? Only in the last decades of the twentieth century did children come to be considered social actors with their own point of view, therefore capable of living within the 'peer culture'. The American sociologist WA Corsaro publishes in Italian the fifth edition of the manual of Sociology of childhood, which contains the theoretical, methodological elements and empirical results of forty years of investigation with children and young people from different countries. The volume reports his best-known arguments on 'interpretative reproduction', a concept that overturns the point of view on socialization and childhood in order to include the perspective of the children themselves. It provides extensive American and European literature on social research strategies to correctly interpret the childhood condition. Apply analysis to children's cultural practices and for children: from the use of the media to the language of fairy tales; from spontaneous games to toy marketing. Corsaro's work is aimed at educators, teachers and scholars of childhood who want to embrace a critical look at the changing life of children in the family, in urban contexts and in services for children, but above all who are available to 'look the world through the eyes of children. '
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Sociology of childhood
Original languageItalian
PublisherFranco Angeli
Number of pages249
ISBN (Print)9788835106487
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Famiglia
  • servizi infantili


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