Peer Culture

  • William A. Corsaro


Much early work on peer culture focused on adolescents with the main concern being on outcomes (positive and negative) of experience with peers on individual development. New theoretical approaches to childhood studies see children and their peer cultures as worthy of documentation and study in their own right. From this new perspective peer culture is defined as a stable set of activities or routines, artefacts, values and concerns that children produce and share in interaction with peers (Corsaro and Eder, 1990; Corsaro, 2005).


Role Play Childhood Study Street Child Life Script Adult World 
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