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ERIC Number: EJ874545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
"I'm Not Scared of Anything": Emotion as Social Power in Children's Worlds
Ahn, Junehui
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n1 p94-112 2010
This article examines how American middle-class children learn and acquire culturally appropriate emotions and sentiments, focusing especially on children's experiences. By analysing children's emotional worlds as well as adult socialization practices, the article shows that children actively reinterpret, reconstruct and reformulate various cultural resources offered through emotional socialization in order to organize their own culture-laden social worlds. The article articulates children's agentive role in cultural reproduction and the inherent dynamism involved in socialization processes. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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