Childhood And Society: An Introduction to the Sociology of Childhood

Hardcover | April 17, 2006

byMichael Wyness

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This inspiring new book explores a range of sociological approaches to researching the fascinating lives and social worlds of children, and the phenomenon of childhood. In doing so, it reviews competing theoretical positions on childhood discussing issues such as poverty, abuse and rights, as well as ethical issues relating to research with children.

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This inspiring new book explores a range of sociological approaches to researching the fascinating lives and social worlds of children, and the phenomenon of childhood. In doing so, it reviews competing theoretical positions on childhood discussing issues such as poverty, abuse and rights, as well as ethical issues relating to research...

Michael Wyness is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at University College, Northampton.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.38 × 6.33 × 0.87 inPublished:April 17, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0333946480

ISBN - 13:9780333946480

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Table of Contents

Introduction * The Social Meaning of Childhood * Childhood and Social Structure * Children and Childhood in Late Modernity * Childhood in Crisis: Social disorder and reconstruction * Children, Family and the State: Policing Childhood * Theories of Growing Up: Developmentalism and Socialisation Theory * Schooling Children * Children's Social Worlds - Culture, Play and Technology * Researching Children and Childhood: Methods, Ethics and Politics * Children: Their Rights and Politics * Conclusion * Bibliography