The The Social Study Of Childhood: An Introduction

Hardcover | August 5, 2016

bySally Mcnamee

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Comparing global experiences of childhood, this book examines children as social actors and citizens. Looking at theories around the social construction of childhood and substantive examples of the active contributions of children to society, this is an essential introduction to how the social sciences conceptualise childhood.

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Comparing global experiences of childhood, this book examines children as social actors and citizens. Looking at theories around the social construction of childhood and substantive examples of the active contributions of children to society, this is an essential introduction to how the social sciences conceptualise childhood.

Sally McNamee is Associate Professor at King's University College at Western University, Canada. She has carried out research and teaching in the field of childhood studies since 1993 and has worked on numerous research projects in the UK before moving to Canada, where she continues to teach and research issues around childhood. She i...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:August 5, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230308333

ISBN - 13:9780230308336

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Ways of understanding children, childhood and the child over time
2. Theories of childhood
3. Issues in researching childhood
4. Childhood, rights and citizenship
5. Childhood and the state: children, social policy and law
6. Children and family
7. Children in school
8. Children at work
9. Children at leisure
10. Children and health
11. Globalization and diversity in childhood
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'Brimming with engaging examples and up-to-date scholarship and ranging across a broad spectrum of issues and disciplines, this vivid, accessible, and authoritative introduction promises to inspire both new students and established researchers to think more critically and deeply about children's agency, lived experiences, and global diversities.' –John Wall, Rutgers University, US'Through its use of personal memories and its international focus, this book provides students with a highly original and engaging introduction to the field of childhood studies.' –Allison James, University of Sheffield, UK