Spring 2010
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Professor Cati Coe

405-407 Cooper Street, Room 214
phone: (856) 225-6455
email: ccoe@camden.rutgers.edu

This course explores the diversity of African childhoods, in different communities and contexts.  The course will explore a number of different themes: how child development and expectations for children vary in African communities, how children experience Western schooling and socialization by their communities, and how children contribute  to cultural continuity at times but also ruptures such as in war, popular culture, urban migration, and challenges to authority.  We will also examine the roles of children at a variety of different ages—from babyhood to youth.

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