9780807856338

When I Was A Child

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807856338

  • ISBN10:

    0807856339

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

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Summary

In this ethnographic study of children's religious lives, Bales listens to children's own perspectives on the ritual of first communion. Based on work in an urban African American congregation and in a white and Latino congregation, Bales argues that age should be a factor as distinct as race, class, and gender are to scholars of religion.

Table of Contents

Children seen and heard : first communion celebrationsp. 18
Drawing, playing, listening : a method for studying children's interpretationsp. 53
Learning the mysteries of the churchp. 69
Connecting to parish and familyp. 121
Conclusion : adding children's voices in religious studiesp. 169
Structured interview questions for parents and catechistsp. 185
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