Visualizing Sociology in Everyday Life

14. What kinds of play did you engage in as a child?

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What kinds of play did you engage in as a child?
photo: Lisa Southwick
What kinds of play did you engage in as a child?
photo: Chris Caldeira

This little boy on the water buffalo lives in Sapa, Vietnam and the little girl in the motorized car lives in North Carolina, USA. Few American children are likely to have the chance to ride a water buffalo. Likewise few Vietnamese children will likely drive a motorized toy car. What does the dominant mode of play suggest about the larger society’s values and beliefs?

 

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