The Sociology of Childhood

This new edition of the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective includes updated coverage of peer relations, friendship, and the social problems experienced by children. The Third Edition - has been thoroughly updated to reflect the recent explosion of research in the field - includes expanded and updated material on children's symbolic culture and material culture, and a new section, 'Children, Parents, and Consumer Culture' - includes new section on 'Generation M: Electronic Media in the Lives of Preadolescents and Adolescents' - highlights current policy debates and changing demographics regarding children's quality of life around the world.