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Children in Changing Worlds

Children in Changing Worlds
Sociocultural and Temporal Perspectives


Ross D. Parke, Glen H. Elder, Jr, Martha J. Cox, Ingrid Schoon, John Bynner, Ann S. Masten, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Hayley A. Rahl, Amy K. Marks, G. Alice Woolverton, Cynthia García Coll, Robert Crosnoe, Tama Leventhal, Julius Anastasio, Veronique Dupéré, Patricia M. Greenfield, Marc H. Bornstein, Jeylan T. Mortimer
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  • Date Published: August 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108404464

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  • Children live in rapidly changing times that require them to constantly adapt to new economic, social, and cultural conditions. In this book, a distinguished, interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the issues faced by children in contemporary societies, such as discrimination in school and neighborhoods, the emergence of new family forms, the availability of new communication technologies, and economic hardship, as well as the stresses associated with immigration, war, and famine. The book applies a historical, cultural, and life-course developmental framework for understanding the factors that affect how children adjust to these challenges, and offers a new perspective on how changing historical circumstances alter children's developmental outcomes. It is ideal for researchers and graduate students in developmental and educational psychology or the sociology and anthropology of childhood.

    • The book is written by eminent scholars who offer authoritative overviews on a range of contemporary issues on children's development in rapidly changing worlds
    • Provides a fresh theoretical perspective that includes a combination of contextual viewpoints, including historical, developmental, and cultural stances
    • Includes interdisciplinary commentators who place the chapters in perspective and offer insights about future directions
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    'This volume marks another milestone in the maturation of developmental psychology. The chapters illustrate how human development can only be understood in the context of social, cultural, and historical circumstances and changes. Under the tutelage of Ross D. Parke and Glen H. Elder, Jr, developmental science is slowly coming of age.' Michael Lamb, University of Cambridge

    'Children's lives are being transformed by unprecedented challenges. This volume presents new knowledge and research models essential to every scholar and student who cares about how and why child behavior and well-being are changing, and thus about ways to redesign public policies and social institutions for coming generations of children worldwide.' Donald J. Hernandez, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

    “This volume comprises a collection of excellent chapters that capture the effects of demographic, technological, economic, and sociocultural value changes on children's development. By using an interdisciplinary approach, each chapter locates development within a sociohistorical and cultural context, and thereby enriches our understanding of children's lives.' Ulrich Mueller, University of Victoria, Canada

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108404464
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 11 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Theoretical and Methodological Approaches: A Cross-Disciplinary Challenge:
    1. Theoretical orientation, methodological advances and a guide to the volume Ross D. Parke and Glen H. Elder, Jr
    Part II. Historical and Life Course Transitions: Economic and Demographic Change:
    2. When societal events occur in lives: developmental linkages and turning points Glen H. Elder, Jr and Martha J. Cox
    3. Entering adulthood in the Great Recession: a tale of three countries Ingrid Schoon and John Bynner
    4. Developmental risk and resilience in the context of devastation and forced migration Ann S. Masten, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi and Hayley A. Rahl
    5. Children's migratory paths between cultures: the effects of migration experiences on the adjustment of children and families Amy K. Marks, G. Alice Woolverton and Cynthia García Coll
    6. Education in historical and cultural perspective Robert Crosnoe
    Part III. Social, Legal and Technological Change: Impact on Children:
    7. The urban world of minority and majority children Tama Leventhal, Julius Anastasio and Veronique Dupéré
    8. Changing family forms: the implications for children's development Ross D. Parke
    9. Communication technologies and social transformation: their impact on human development Patricia M. Greenfield
    Part IV. Views of the Interdisciplinary Dialogue: From Developmental Psychology and Sociology:
    10. A developmentalist's viewpoint: 'It's about time!' Ecological systems, transaction, and specificity as key developmental principles in children's changing worlds Marc H. Bornstein
    11. A sociologist's perspective Jeylan T. Mortimer.

  • Editors

    Ross D. Parke, University of California, Riverside
    Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology Emeritus and former Director of the Center for Family Studies at the University of California, Riverside. He has received awards for his research from both the American Psychological Association (G. Stanley Hall Award) and the Society for Research on Child Development (Distinguished Scientific Contribution to Child Development).

    Glen H. Elder, Jr., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Glen H. Elder, Jr is Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology and a fellow in the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a former President of the Society for Research on Child Development.


    Ross D. Parke, Glen H. Elder, Jr, Martha J. Cox, Ingrid Schoon, John Bynner, Ann S. Masten, Frosso Motti-Stefanidi, Hayley A. Rahl, Amy K. Marks, G. Alice Woolverton, Cynthia García Coll, Robert Crosnoe, Tama Leventhal, Julius Anastasio, Veronique Dupéré, Patricia M. Greenfield, Marc H. Bornstein, Jeylan T. Mortimer

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