The Importance Of Child And Childhood Experiences Of Children

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In context to IRT, there are four components included in this theory that help us to understand childhood and childhood experiences from a sociological perspective more thoroughly. The four components include peer culture, central assumptions, collective actions and active and passive roles. Peer culture, central assumptions, collective actions and active and passive roles of children and childhood are thoroughly depicted in various ways in Perstein’s first chapter. Applying IRT to instances of childhood experiences and children in general, is beneficial in understanding the experiences of children in the United States more broadly. After reading Linda Perlstein’s first chapter, not much, just chillin’: the hidden lives of middle schoolers, of her book, “i can’t believe the day’s almost over” the components of IRT are easily identifiable. Perlstein illustrates how children think, act, talk, behave and more, whilst demonstrating that children experience life and the world around them, contributing to society and culture, at their own levels.
First, peer culture is a stable set of activities or routines, artifacts, values, and concerns that children produce and share in interaction with peers (Corsaro, 1997). Peer culture is always present to aid and help children take in the outside world, bring people together and build trust in the social world (Soc 387 01: Sociology of Childhood, Module four, 2017). In Perlstein’s chapter, these children all share the stability in
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