Peer Culture

  • Hans G. Furth


As children habitually interact among themselves they create and maintain what has been called a peer culture. This phenomenon clearly points to the society-instituting quality of early peer relations described in the preceding chapter. Society and culture coexist; even the beginnings of societal relations in early childhood very quickly can lead to the emergence of a child culture. The following study by Kane clarifies this concept and explores in detail how over a time span of 8 months a particular peer culture emerged and changed.


Free Play Pretend Play Play Situation Imaginative Play Mother Role 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans G. Furth
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  1. 1.The Catholic University of AmericaUSA

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