Sociology Unit 1:Is Childhood Disappearing?

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Sociology Unit 1:Is Childhood Disappearing?
1 The Conventional Approach
1.1 Functionalist & New Right
1.2 'March of progress' gets better over time
1.3 children are more valued, better cared for etc
1.4 children shaped by society
2 New Right View
2.1 POSTMAN: childhood is disappearing- children are becoming adults
2.1.1 the same rights
2.1.2 same TV children can access adult TV
2.1.3 same clothing
2.2 PALMER: Toxic Childhood
2.2.1 rapid cultural changes have caused damage to children junk food computer games
3 The Conflict View
3.1 Marxists & Feminists
3.2 inequalities among children- some still remain unprotected & uncared for
3.3 children experience more control,oppression & dependency
4 Feminist View
4.1 HILLMAN: gender differences between children
4.1.1 boys are more likely to be allowed out later
4.2 FIRESTONE: paid work makes children more dependent
5 Marxist View
5.1 reserve army of labour
5.2 children have a culture of 'need' to buy new things
5.3 help to train and prepare a workforce
6 Child Liberationists
6.1 need to free children from adult control
6.1.1 neglect & abuse
6.1.2 control over childrens space(not allowed in shops)
6.1.3 control over childrens time
6.1.4 control over childrens bodies
6.2 -However, children cannot make decisions for themselves
7 The Alternative Approach
7.1 focuses how children interpret the world
7.2 generalisations cannot be made of the meaning of childhood
7.3 children influence different things

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