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“I have…do you have?”: Facilitating Children’s Play and Talk in a Consumer SocietyCHILDREN’S PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: FACILITATING LEARNING IN DIVERSE CONTEXTS (2016)
Children make sense of their world when they are with their peers. Often, they demonstrate their current understandings of how the world functions through their own initiated play and exploration. This chapter encourages teachers to examine children’s free play and talk as peer culture-in-the-making, to be appreciated within the influential macro context of a consumer society. A consumer society has a social system that is shaped by the production and consumption of commodities. Children’s and adults’ peer cultures are equally shaped by individuals’ consumption of popular culture, media, and other goods and services. And neither child nor adult is the more rational consumer.
Publication DateWinter 2016
EditorMarjory Ebbeck and Manjula Waniganayake
PublisherOxford University Press
Citation InformationSirene Lim. "“I have…do you have?”: Facilitating Children’s Play and Talk in a Consumer Society" CHILDREN’S PLAY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: FACILITATING LEARNING IN DIVERSE CONTEXTS (2016)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sirene_lim/38/