The status and lives of children in Canada have changed considerably over the past century. As the family has changed from being a unit of production to one of consumption so too has the status, role, and 'value' of children within it. Children in Canada Today examines the evolving role of children in Canadian society and explores the process through which children grow up to be socially 'funcioning' adults. The first half of the book covers the important history and theory informing sociological perspectives on children, as well as an overview of sociological research on children. Working from this foundation, the book continues by examining the varous 'agents of socialization' and the locales in which socialization takes place - such as schools, media, and the home. The second half of the book explores select Canadian social policies and practices that affect the lives of children and is 'issue-based' in approach, investigating topics such as poverty, divorce, and abuse.
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Patrizia Albanese is Associate Professor of Sociology at Ryerson University. She is Co-director of the Centre for Children, Youth, and Families at Ryerson University. She is also a co-editor with Lorne Tepperman of Sociology: A Canadian Perspective 2/e.
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Book Description Oxford University Press, Canad, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110195428897