Children in Canada Today

Paperback | October 15, 2015

byPatrizia Albanese

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aChildren in Canada Today explores the process through which children become members of our society-that is, how, where, when, and with whom children grow up to be socially "functioning" adults. With a strong balance of history and theory, this text offers engaging discussions of socialization andthe social policies and practices that affect the lives of children.

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Series: a href="http://www.oupcanada.com/tcs/"Themes in Canadian Sociology/aChildren in Canada Today explores the process through which children become members of our society-that is, how, where, when, and with whom children grow up to be socially "functioning" adults. With a strong balance of history and theory, this text offers engag...

Patrizia Albanese is professor in the Department of Sociology and co-director of the Centre for Children, Youth, and Families at Ryerson University. She is the author of Children in Canada Today (OUP Canada, 2009) and Child Poverty in Canada (OUP Canada, 2009). Albanese, with Lorne Tepperman, is also a co-editor of Sociology: A Canadi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.74 inPublished:October 15, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Note: Every chapter includes:- Learning Objectives- Introduction- Chapter Summary- Questions for Critical Thought- Suggested Readings- Online ResourcesPrefaceAcknowledgements1. Histories of ChildhoodDefining Children and Childhood TodayUnderstanding Variations in Childhood over TimePhilippe Aries's "Discovery of Childhood" and His CriticsCross-Cultural Similarities and Variations2. Social Theories of ChildhoodTheorizing the Pre- and Non-Sociological Child: The Familiar "Nature-Nurture" DebateAdding Children to the Theoretical Focus...But Not Yet Fully ThereRecent Critiques of (Social and Psychological) Developmental TheoriesChanging Times, Changing Theories? International and National Initiatives towards Children's RightsNew Sociologies of ChildhoodNew Approaches to the Study of Childhood in Canada3. Doing Research On and With ChildrenFrom Adult Perspectives (Research About Children) to Children's Voice (Research With and By Children)The Research ProcessEthics in Research, Especially Including ChildrenChildren's Vulnerability - Same or Different from Adults'?Research by Children4. Parent(s) and Child(ren)Socialization - Unidirectional and Bidirectional TransmissionHow the Changing Nature of Work and Families Impacts ParentingParenting, Gender Socialization, and IdentityCross-Cultural Diversity in ParentingSocial Class and ParentingParenting Styles and Child OutcomesSame-Sex Parenting and Socialization5. Schooling and Peer GroupsThe Current State of AffairsHistorical Overview of Public Education in CanadaTheories on the Role and Impact of Education on ChildrenThe Importance of PeersQuestions about the Future6. Children, the Mass Media, and ConsumerismHow Hooked Are They? Television versus Internet Use: Benefits and RisksChildren, Media, Risk, and the StateGender, Sexuality, Sexualization, and the MediaChildren as Consumers and the Role of AdvertisingAll Is Not Lost - Educational Media and Media for Education7. Early Childhood Education and Care in CanadaThe Economic Need for Nonparental CareNeed, Availability, and Cost of CareChild-Care Policy in CanadaQuebecInternational ComparisonsImpact of Regulated Child Care on ChildrenChild-Care Workers and the Child-Care "Industry"8. Newcomer Children in CanadaChanging Immigration Policy - A Brief Historical OverviewRecent Immigration Numbers and TrendsUnderstanding Immigrant Children's ExperiencesSettlement, Adaptation, and Other ChallengesParents and Children Migrating Apart: Recent TrendsNEW! 9. Aboriginal ChildrenColonization and The Indian ActResidential SchoolsAboriginal Children and Their Families TodayAboriginal Children's Health and Well-BeingEducationIdle No More, Self-Government, and the Future of Aboriginal ChildrenWebsites10. Child Poverty in CanadaIntroduction: Canada, the Envy of the World?1989 - A Special Year for Child Poverty in Canada?Measuring and Defining PovertyChild Poverty - Rates and TrendsIncomes and Outcomes: Impact of Poverty on ChildrenExplanations for Rates of Child PovertyHow Do We Compare Internationally and Why?11. Divorce, Custody, and Child Support in CanadaDivorce as a ProcessChanging Rates and Trends in DivorceDivorce Law in CanadaImpact of Divorce on ChildrenSingle-Parent Families, Re-Partnering, Stepfamilies, and Blended FamiliesThe Best Interests of the Child and the Voice of Children12. Child Abuse and Child Protection in CanadaTo Spank or Not to Spank?Brief Historical and Cross-Cultural Overview of Parental Control over ChildrenLegal Challenges to Parental/Adult Control in North AmericaSection 43 of the Criminal Code of CanadaChild Abuse DefinedChild Abuse and Maltreatment Rates and TrendsConsequences of AbuseTheoretical Explanations for Why Children are Abused13. The Disappearance of Childhood?The Disappearance of Childhood HypothesisAn Illusory Golden Age of Innocence?Are Children Growing Up Too Fast? Tweening, Sexualization, and the Commodification of ChildhoodDeconstructing and Debunking the Disappearance HypothesisChildhood Still a Social ConstructNotesGlossaryReferencesIndex

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"Children in Canada Today provides a nice introduction both to the topic of childhood and to the concept/history of studying childhood." --Fiona Nelson, University of Calgary