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Childhood and Society
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CHILDHOOD AND SOCIETY

PAPERBACK BY WYNESS, MICHAEL

£27.99

ISBN
9780230241824
IMPRINT
PALGRAVE
 
 
EDITION
2ND ED. 2011
PUBLISHER
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
344 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
25 OCT 2011

DESCRIPTION

Where can we draw the line between childhood and adulthood? To what extent is childhood a social construction? How do children make sense of their own social worlds? And do children have control over their social environments? Childhood and Society 2e explores these questions and key sociological debates to provide a thorough introduction to the sociology of childhood. The second edition takes account of cutting edge research and shows how contemporary practices are impacting on childhood in today's world. In particular, the book:* Gives clear guidance on how children have been, and continue to be, theorized * Shows how technology shapes children's play, communication and cultures* Discusses international case studies that reflect on childhood in a global age* Assesses the ethical and methodological issues in researching children's lives* Includes a new chapter on child labour, reflecting on the relationship between work and schoolingWith fresh insights into research, theory and policy, this text takes a truly global view on controversial issues in the field, from poverty and children's rights to the media and consumerism. It is an indispensable text for students of sociology, childhood studies, education and social policy.

CONTENTS

Preface to the Second Edition.- Introduction.- PART I: CHILDHOOD AND THEORY.- The Social Meaning of Childhood.- Childhood and Social Structure.- Children and Childhood in Late Modernity.- Theories of Growing Up: Developmentalism and Socialisation Theory.- PART II: CHILDREN, SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL POLICY.- Childhood in Crisis: Social Disorder and Reconstruction.- Children, Family and the State: Policing Childhood.- Schooling Children and Childhood.- PART III: CHILDREN'S LIVES, CHILDREN'S AGENCY.- Children's Social Worlds: Culture, Play and Technology.- Researching Children and Childhood: Methods, Ethics and Politics.- Children: Their Rights and Politics.- Children's Work and Labour: The International Context.- Conclusion.- Glossary.