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By Donna M. Lanclos

Donna M. Lanclos writes approximately teenagers at the college playgrounds of working-class Belfast, Northern eire, utilizing their very own phrases to teach how they form their social identities. The suggestion that kid's voices and views needs to be integrated in a piece approximately adolescence is principal to the ebook. Lanclos explores kid's folklore, together with skipping rhymes, clapping video games, and "dirty" jokes, from 5 Belfast basic colleges (two Protestant, Catholic, and one mixed). She listens for what she will know about gender, relatives, adult-child interactions, and Protestant/Catholic tensions. Lanclos often notes violent subject matters within the folklore and conversations that point out little ones are conscious of the truth within which they dwell. yet whilst, youngsters withstand being marginalized through adults who try and defend them from this reality.

For Lanclos, kid's stories stimulate discussions approximately tradition and society. In her phrases, "Children's daily lives are extra than simply training for his or her futures, yet are existence itself."

At Play in Belfast is a quantity within the Rutgers sequence in adolescence stories, edited by way of Myra Bluebond-Langner.

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