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Book Review

Children at Play: Learning Gender in the Early Years

Barbara Martin
Sterling, VA: Trentham Books, 2011. 146 pp. $34.95 paper. ISBN: 9781858564845

by Kathleen E. Fite

First Paragraph:

Barbara Martin believes gender is socially constructed, and her objective in writing this book is to help others understand gender development through a feminist poststructuralist lens. The research she conducted for the book includes a two- year ethnographic study of three- to four-year-old children from an inner-city London primary school where many of the children came from culturally and linguistically diverse, low-income households.