8 Children

Of course we were all once children. Most of us know children, and some of us work with them. Many of us act as though we know what is best for children (and for others); the media and some psychologists tell us to listen to the “child within us.” What could be more straightforward than to understand children and to write about them? In the following pages, it becomes clear that certainty often gives way to likelihood, simplicity to complexity. Talk of children, as with members of certain other groups, often reveals more about those who do the talking than about the subjects themselves.

To begin, mythology must be shed. Children, as we know them, have not always been with us. Indeed, they are a rather recent phenomenon. 1 (A trip to a gallery of Western art will reveal that, surprisingly, until recently, children have been portrayed as nothing more than tiny adults.) Many children have never lived our conception of a child's life, most of them having been have-nots, having worked in agriculture and industry, having had little time for childhood as we know it.

Humans as a species are marked by unusual characteristics. Children are dependent on grown-ups, families, or communities for an extended period. Despite the pretensions of other primates, we are the only species capable of producing language. This is significant, for not only can children be taught to do as we do, but they can be taught to do as we and others say. In short, children can, and do, learn about the adult world, about their place in it, and about the necessary skills to survive. Some lessons, of course, are

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  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
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  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Policy 9
  • 2 - Corporations 24
  • 3 - Poverty 46
  • 4 - Welfare 63
  • 5 - Disability 78
  • 6 - Social Security 94
  • 7 - Health 107
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