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Lecture 12

Childhood and Society Lecture 12

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Human Rights and Equity Studies
HREQ 1800
Naomi Couto

HREQ1800Lecture 12 1182012 50800 PM Note as you read our course text Born To Buy y The purchase of thingseven a mountain of junkfails to produce the Happy Family of Togetherness pictured by the advertisers y Unable to understand much less articulate the real source od their resentments husbands and wives parents and children become alienated from one another often blaming one another for their stunted livesChildhood and Delinquency Expanding on Born to Buy materialist values undermines wellbeing leading people to be more depressed anxious less vital and in worse physical healthMerchants of Cool VIDEOWhy Study Delinquency y Yes concerned with the nature and extent of the delinquent behaviour of youth y But for our course we consider the role of media and the cult of individualism as aiding in promoting delinquent attitudes and behaviours in our societyKey y Many children live in poverty have inadequate health care and suffer family problems y Adolescence is a time of taking risks which can get kids into trouble y Note 73 million children under the age of 18 in the USA 25 of population y By the age of 18 they have spent more time in front of the TV than in the classroom Consider Canada y 8 million children and youth under the age of 20 y Note o 59 million under the ag of 15 19
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