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“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)
  • Sirene Lim
Abstract
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. 
Disciplines
Publication Date
Winter 2016
Editor
Marjory Ebbeck and Manjula Waniganayake
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Citation Information
Sirene 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/