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"We're friends, right?" [electronic resource] : inside kids' cultures / William A. Corsaro.

By: Corsaro, William A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Washington, D.C. : Joseph Henry Press, c2003Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 248 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0309528356 (electronic bk.); 9780309528351 (electronic bk.); 0309087295; 9780309087292.Other title: We are friends, right?.Subject(s): Social interaction in children -- United States | Interpersonal relations in children -- United States | Children -- Social networks -- United States | Social interaction in children -- Italy | Interpersonal relations in children -- Italy | Children -- Social networks -- Italy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- General | Electronic books | Interaction sociale chez l'enfant -- �Etats-Unis | Relations humaines chez l'enfant -- �Etats-Unis | Enfants -- R�eseaux sociaux -- �Etats-Unis | Interaction sociale chez l'enfant -- Italie | Relations humaines chez l'enfant -- Italie | Enfants -- R�eseaux sociaux -- Italie | Kinderen | Sociale interactie | Sociale netwerken | Crian�cas (aspectos sociais) -- Estados unidos | Intera�c�ao social (sociologia) -- Estados unidos | Enfant | Relation interpersonnelle | Relations sociales | R�eseau social | �Etats-Unis | ItalieGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: "We're friends, right?".DDC classification: 303.3/2 Other classification: 77.63 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : the importance and autonomy of kids' culture -- "Yeah, you're Big Bill" : entering kids' culture -- "We're friends, right?" : sharing and social participation in kids' culture -- "You wanna know what happened because you're my best friend" : making and being friends in kids' culture -- "You can't talk if you're dead" : fantasy and pretend play -- "When I grow up and you grow up, we'll be the bosses" : role-play in kids' culture -- "Arriva la banca" : kids' secondary adjustments to adult rules -- "You can't come to my birthday party" : conflict in kids' culture -- "Appreciating childhood" : suggestions for supporting and sharing in kids' culture.
Review: "Sociologists often study exotic cultures by immersing themselves in an environment until they become accepted as insiders, in this fascinating account by acclaimed researcher William A. Corsaro, a scientist "goes native" to study the secret world of children." "Here, for the first time, are the children themselves, heard through an expert who knows that the only way to truly understand them is by becoming a member of their community. That's just what Corsaro did when he traded in his adult perspective for a seat in the sandbox alongside groups of preschoolers." "Corsaro's journey of discovery is as fascinating as it is revealing. Living among and gaining the acceptance of children, he gradually comes to understand that a child's world is far more complex than anyone ever suspected. Here he documents a special culture, unique unto itself, in which children create their own social structures and exert their own influences."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-236) and index.

Introduction : the importance and autonomy of kids' culture -- "Yeah, you're Big Bill" : entering kids' culture -- "We're friends, right?" : sharing and social participation in kids' culture -- "You wanna know what happened because you're my best friend" : making and being friends in kids' culture -- "You can't talk if you're dead" : fantasy and pretend play -- "When I grow up and you grow up, we'll be the bosses" : role-play in kids' culture -- "Arriva la banca" : kids' secondary adjustments to adult rules -- "You can't come to my birthday party" : conflict in kids' culture -- "Appreciating childhood" : suggestions for supporting and sharing in kids' culture.

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"Sociologists often study exotic cultures by immersing themselves in an environment until they become accepted as insiders, in this fascinating account by acclaimed researcher William A. Corsaro, a scientist "goes native" to study the secret world of children." "Here, for the first time, are the children themselves, heard through an expert who knows that the only way to truly understand them is by becoming a member of their community. That's just what Corsaro did when he traded in his adult perspective for a seat in the sandbox alongside groups of preschoolers." "Corsaro's journey of discovery is as fascinating as it is revealing. Living among and gaining the acceptance of children, he gradually comes to understand that a child's world is far more complex than anyone ever suspected. Here he documents a special culture, unique unto itself, in which children create their own social structures and exert their own influences."--Jacket.

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