Rhetoric of Childhood

PWR 1NA - Spring 2016 - Instructor: Sukhonos, N

A guide to resources for PWR 1NA: The Rhetoric of Childhood. Investigations of many issues central to the study of childhood, including the nature-versus-nurture debate, the impact of video games and social media on childhood, the influence of cultural norms on children's sense of responsibility, the legal notion of children's rights, and what constitutes childlike behavior in adult life. 

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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Green Library » Information Center » HQ767.84 .C55 2009
This encyclopedic companion brings together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas - in sum, more than five hundred articles, all written by experts in their fields and overseen by noted anthropologist Richard A. Shweder.
[New York] : Springer, c2011.
Stanford Libraries » Online resource » eResource
New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2004.
Green Library » Information Center » HQ767.84 .E53 2004 V.1
New York, NY : Springer, c2011.
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Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 2003.
Law Library (Crown) » Basement » HV9104 .E58 2003
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, c2008.
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Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012, ©2012.
Green Library » Stacks » BF341 .G56 2012
New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » BF341 .N387 2003

Citations and Bibliographic Management

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