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Author Walton, Marsha D.

Title Conflict Narratives in Middle Childhood : the Social, Emotional, and Moral Significance of Story-Sharing
Published London : Taylor and Francis, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (310 pages)
Contents Conflict Narratives in Middle Childhood; Title; Copyright; Praise; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: "What I've been in is a lot of conflicts" -- Story-Sharing and Making Sense of Conflict in Middle Childhood; Note; PART I Listening to Children's Stories About Their Own Conflicts; 1 Why Conflict? Why Narrative? A Theoretical Framework for the Study of Peer Conflict Narratives in Middle Childhood; Why Narrative; Why Conflict; Why Conflict Narratives; Conclusions; Notes; References; 2 "What are you going to do with our stories?": Collaborating With Children to Understand Peer Conflict
"I know it was wrong. But I don't think it was wrong": Moral and Psychological Complexity in Children's Stories of Physical AggressionWhen Authors Failed to Claim a Moral Voice; Conclusions; References; 6 "I told my mom & she helped comfort me": The Roles Children Give to Adults in Their Stories; How Children Described Adults; How Researchers Have Described Adult Roles in Children's Conflicts; Conclusions; References; 7 "Little girl, I was not talking to you!": Taking on Gender in Middle Childhood; Comparing Girls' Stories to Boys' Stories; What Children Do With Gender in Their Stories
"You are not complete without your best friend": The Importance of Friendship to the Development of a Sense of Self and to Well-BeingConclusions; Note; References; 4 "She would kerce me out practedly every day": Social Aggression in Elementary School; "She called me a loser made me cry and hurt me": Name-Calling and Face-to-Face Insults; Threats to Social Status and Relationships; Conclusions; References; 5 "Because the buyer had a gang in the dark corners of all around": Making Sense of a Violent World
Defaming the FeminineMaking Gender Non-Conformity Risky; Heterosexual Pairings and the Dawning of Romantic Adventure; Explicit Challenges to the Gender System; Conclusions: Taking on Gender and Taking on the Gender System; Notes; References; 8 "From that day on I became more responsible": Creating the Self and Re-Creating Culture in Middle Childhood; "I am nothing like those people": Claiming a Cultural Identity; "This is my story and it's 100% true": Identity as Self-Awareness; "Respect should be given everywhere to create an equal society": Children's Take on Society
The Research StoryHow Did We Get Children to Tell Their Stories; How We Listened to Children's Stories; Taking Stories Apart and Keeping Stories Together; Conclusions; References; PART II How Children Describe Their Own Conflicts; 3 "Fighting about friend ship": Figuring Out What It Means to Be a Friend; "We were fighting about friend ship": The Meaning and Obligations of Friendship; "I wanted to play with other people besides my friend": Sources of Friendship Trouble
Notes Conclusions: Creating the Self/Creating the Future
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Subject Emotions.
Storytelling ability in children.
Storytelling -- Moral and ethical aspects
Storytelling -- Social aspects
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Storytelling ability in children.
Storytelling -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Storytelling -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Davidson, Alice J.
ISBN 1351866001