The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies by J. QvortrupThe Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies by J. Qvortrup

The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies

byJ. QvortrupEditorW. Corsaro, M. Honig

Paperback | April 17, 2009

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A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work, with contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines, is an essential guide to the study of children and childhood, and sets out future research agendas for the subject.
LEENA ALANEN is Professor in Early Childhood Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland ADRIAN BAILEY is Professor of Migration Studies in the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK DAVID BUCKINGHAM directs the Centre for the Study of Children, Youth and Media at the Institute of Education, London, UK DORIS BÜHLER-NIEDERBERGER...
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Title:The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood StudiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:452 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.95 inPublished:April 17, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230532616

ISBN - 13:9780230532618

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables Notes on Contributors Introduction: Why Social Studies of Childhood?; J.Qvortrup, W.A.Corsaro & M-S.Honig PART I: CONCEPTS OF CHILDHOOD STUDIES Childhood as Structural Form; J.Qvortrup Agency; A.James Child Development and Development of Childhood; M.Woodhead How is the Child Constituted in Childhood Studies?; M-S.Honig Method and Methodology in Childhood Research; A.Lange & J.Mierendorff PART II: HISTORICAL AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC CONTEXTS OF CHILDHOOD The Evolution of Childhood in Western Europe c. 1400-1750; H.Hendrick Transitions to Modernity; J.Gillis Institutionalization as a Secular Trend; H.Zeiher Pluralization of Family Forms; A-M.Jensen PART III: GENERATIONAL RELATIONS Generational Order; L.Alanen Generational Relations at Family Level; B.Mayall Children, Generational Relations and Intergenerational Justice; T.Olk Collective Identities; H.Hengst PART IV: CHILDREN'S EVERYDAY LIVES/THE LOCAL FRAMEWORK Children's Bodies; L.Fingerson Policies in Early Childhood Education and Care: Potentialities for Agency, Play and Learning; G.Dahlberg Localities: A Holistic Frame of Reference for Appraising Social Justice in Children's Lives; J.McKendrick Children as Problems, Problems of Children; K.Rosier Childhood: Leisure, Culture, and Peers; I.Frønes PART V: CHILDREN'S PRACTICE - CHILDREN AS PARTICIPANTS From Child Labour to Working Children's Movement; O.Nieuwenhuys Peer Cultures; W.A.Corsaro Play and Games; A-C.Evaldsson Leisure Time and Cultural Activities; I.Frønes Children as Consumers; D.Cook Children and Television; D.Buckingham Children and Digital Media: Online, On Site, On the Go; K.Drotner PART VI: CHILDREN'S RIGHTS AND PLACE IN THE WORLD Children's Rights as Human Rights: Reading the UNCRC; M.Freeman Interests in and Responsibility for Children and their Life Worlds; D.Bühler-Niederberger & H.Sünker Transnational Mobilities and Childhoods; A.Bailey Closing the Gap between Rights and the Realities of Children's Lives; N.H.Kaufman & I.Rizzini Author Index Subject Index

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A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work, with contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines, is an essential guide to the study of children and childhood, and sets out future research agendas for the subject."This wide-ranging volume will be an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers and students in the social sciences and humanities who are interested in unsettling the demands of normative childhoods." (Karen Wells, Birkbeck, University of London, UK) "With a host of international authors, this book invites us into the freedom to respond to the complexity of childhood and to do so with respect and wonder." (Tanya Titchkosky, University of Toronto, Canada) "The editors combine a profound understanding of the academic complexities and the practical 'real life' challenges that 'trouble' all scholarly studies that seek to build understand of the lives of disabled children." (Luke Clements,  University of Leeds, UK)"This much awaited handbook carefully and critically traverses a range of areas in unprecedented and genuinely interdisciplinary ways." (Shaun Grech, The Critical Institute, Malta)