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Talking Like Children Language and the Production of Age in the Marshall Islands

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ISBN-10: 0190876980

ISBN-13: 9780190876982

Edition: 2018

Authors: Elise Berman

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Children in the Marshall Islands do many things that adults do not. They walk around half naked. They carry and eat food in public without offering it to others. They talk about things they see rather than hiding uncomfortable truths. They explicitly refuse to give. Why do they do these things? Many think these behaviors are a natural result of children's innate immaturity. But Elise Berman argues that children are actually taught to do things that adults avoid: to be rude, inappropriate, and immature. Before children learn to be adults, they learn to be different from them. Berman's main theoretical claim therefore is also a novel one: age emerges through interaction and is a social…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/21/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 9.09" wide x 6.10" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English