Childhood And Society: An Introduction To The Sociology Of Childhood, Second Edition

Paperback | November 15, 2011

byMichael Wyness

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Children have become an increasingly important focus for sociological analysis in recent years. Exploring new research, policy and thinking within childhood sociology, this book now takes a global view on key and controversial issues in the field. The new edition continues to engage with competing theoretical positions, whilst bringing in a new focus on children's agency and offering a new chapter on children in the workplace. This edition:- Broadened global focus throughout every chapter
- Fully updated to reflect the latest thinking and policy changes in the field
- Examines cutting edge theory and empirical evidence

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Children have become an increasingly important focus for sociological analysis in recent years. Exploring new research, policy and thinking within childhood sociology, this book now takes a global view on key and controversial issues in the field. The new edition continues to engage with competing theoretical positions, whilst bringing...

MICHAEL WYNESS is Associate Professor of Childhood Studies in the Institute Of Education at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Schooling, Welfare and Parental Responsibility and Contesting Childhood.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.28 × 6.13 × 0.74 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230241824

ISBN - 13:9780230241824

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Table of Contents

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
Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the First Edition:

"As part of a formal course or not, this is an interesting text for students and qualified staff." - Val Thurtle, Community Practitioner

"Childhood and Society is a timely book. It is well-conceived, up-to-date and well written." - Ian Grosvenor, Educational Review