Promise, power, and play: Conceptions of childhood and forms of the divine

@article{RamPrasad2002PromisePA,
  title={Promise, power, and play: Conceptions of childhood and forms of the divine},
  author={C. Ram-Prasad},
  journal={International Journal of Hindu Studies},
  year={2002},
  volume={6},
  pages={147-173}
}
  • C. Ram-Prasad
  • Published 2002
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Hindu Studies
with the more famous of them and suggest that these stories work with different conceptions of childhood. The thematic unity required for this examination was given by taking these conceptions to form a continuum of autonomy, from least to most. The first conception took childhood (and early youth) to be conceptually and socially dependent on adulthood, the second took it to lie in a dialectic tension with adulthood, and the third took it to be intrinsically independent from it. The young Rama… Expand