Childhood as a social construct

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The article considers the period of childhood as a social construct and focuses on the duration of this life’s phase, the historical changes of children’s social position and the childhood symbolic image in the culture following the development of educational institutions and styles. The authors analyze the theories of such recognized authors in the field of social and cultural genealogy of childhood as Philippe Ariès and Lloyd de Mause.

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D G Podvoyskiy

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: dpodvoiski@yandex.ru
Sociology Chair

N P Naumova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: naumovanataliapetrovna@gmail.com
Sociology Chair

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