This book developed from a symposium in which participants examined childhood socialization from a number of perspectives and with several disciplinary lenses. The major purpose of the symposium and thus of this volume is to provide an integrative, multidisciplinary discussion of the social development of preschool and young elementary school-aged children. As a result, there are contributions to this volume from anthropologists (Leacock, Ogbu), psychologists (Lippincott, Mueller, Ramey and Snow), sociologists (Borman, Denzin) and scholars who have self-consciously adopted an interdisciplinary framework. First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

part 1|25 pages


chapter 101|23 pages

Introduction: Evolution, Culture, and Social Change

ByKathryn M. Borman, Harold D. Fishbein

part 2|51 pages

Parents and Others: Those who Influence Children’s Lives

chapter 3|13 pages

A Performance Theory of Peer Relations

ByBrian Sutton-Smith

part 3|64 pages

Language As A Primary Socializer: Normally Developing Children

chapter 4|15 pages

Are Parents Language Teachers?

ByCatherine E. Snow

chapter 5|25 pages

Construction of Social Norms by Teacher & Children: The First Year of School

ByCynthia Wallat, Judith Green

chapter 6|20 pages

Cognition and Culture: Two Perpectives on “Free Play”

ByKathryn M. Borman, Nancy T. Lippincott

part 4|73 pages

Language as a Primary Socializer: Developmentally Delayed Children

chapter 7|30 pages

The Abecedarian 1 Approach to Social Competence: Cognitive and Linguistic Intervention for Disadvantaged Preschoolers

ByCraig T. Ramey, Gael D. McGinness, Lee Cross, Albert M. Collier, Sandie Barrie-Blackley

chapter 8|15 pages

The Role of Communication in the Socialization of Certain Handicapped Children

ByRichard R. Kretschmer, Laura W. Kretschmer

chapter 9|25 pages

Fostering Peer Relations in Young Normal and Handicapped Children

ByEdward Mueller, Joan Bergstrom

part 5|51 pages

The Cross Cultural Perspective

chapter 10|34 pages

Internal State Words: Cultural and Situational Variation in Vocabulary Usage 1

ByMaryl Gearhart, William S. Hall

chapter 11|15 pages

Socialization: A Cultural Ecological Approach

ByJohn U. Ogbu

part 6|17 pages

Endnote: The Political Uses of Childhood

chapter 12|15 pages

The Political Uses of Childhood

ByHendrik D. Gideonse