Children of Crisis by Robert Coles

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In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children. The results of his efforts—revealed in five volumes published between 1967 and 1977—constitute one of the most searching and vigorous social studies ever undertaken by one person in the United States. Here, heard often in their own voices, are America's "children of crisis": African American children caught in the throes of the South's racial integration; The children of impoverished migrant workers in Appalachia; Children whose families were transformed by the migration from South to North, from rural to urban communities; Latino, Native American, and Eskimo children in the poorest communities of the American West; The children of America's wealthiest families confronting the burden of their own privilege. This volume restores to print a masterwork of psychological and sociological inquiry—a book that, in its focus on how children learn and develop in the face of rapid change and social upheaval, speaks directly and pointedly to our own times. Robert Coles is a professor of psychiatry and medical humanities at the Harvard Medical School, a research psychiatrist for the Harvard University Health Services, and the James Agee Professor of Social Ethics at Harvard College.
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In the 1950s Robert Coles began studying, living among, and, above all, listening to American children & their parents.

 

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Boston-born psychiatrist and author Robert Martin Coles devoted his professional life to the psychology of children. Coles has been associated with the Harvard University Medical School since 1960. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his five-volume series entitled Children in Crisis, Coles has contributed hundreds of articles to popular magazines, as well as writing over thirty books for adults and children. Other books include The Mind's Fate, Flannery O'Connor's South, and Walker Percy: An American Search.
 
Published August 1, 2003 by Back Bay Books. 736 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Young Adult, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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As Coles explained in the text he wrote for The Middle Americans (1971), his studies of children under social stress have led to an examination of how families manage and what their worlds are like.

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In a pace-setting study, Dr. Coles investigates and analyzes some twenty persons who represent the spectrum of the South, from the Negro children like Ruby who are "bearers and makers of a tradition" as they Face down the mobs to go to desegregated schools, through their white classmates, both ho...

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