Key Concepts in Childhood Studies
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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

by Allison James, Adrian L James
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412908795

ISBN-13: 9781412908795

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies.

Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues as

Overview

A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies.

Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues as respected pioneers Alison James and Adrian James offer students and specialists:

" Lucid accounts of the key concepts

" Authoritative and reliable data

" Accessible text format

The book is an ideal primer and refresher for students of Childhood Studies.

Alison James is Professor in Sociology and Adrian James is Professor in Social Work, both at The University of Sheffield.

'This is a superb introduction to the fascinating field of childhood studies. A series of well chosen entries provide concise summaries of key ideas, and accessible introductions to some highly complex issues. The authors brilliantly weave together their different themes with their use of cross-referencing, so that the whole is even richer than the individual parts. I would recommend it to any beginning student of Childhoods Studies, as well as more advanced ones' - Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood

& Youth Research, University of Central Lancashire

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412908795
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Series:
SAGE Key Concepts Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Age and Maturity
Agency
Best Interests
Child
Child-Focused Research /Research with Children
Child-Friendly
Childhood
Child Soldiers
Childhood Studies
Children as Consumers
Children as Researchers
Children's Voices
Citizenship
Competence
Cultural Politics of Childhood
Cultural Relativism
Delinquency
Developmental Psychology
Developmentalism
Disappearance or Loss of Childhood
Diversity
Ethnicity
Familialization
Family
Friendship
Futurity
Gender
Generation
Global Childhood
Health
Innocence
Internet and New Social Media
Interpretive Reproduction
Minority Group Status
Nature vs. Nurture
Needs
Neglect
Parenting
Participation
Peer Group
Play
Poverty
Protection
Representation
Resilience
Responsibility
Rights
Schooling and Schools
Sexual Abuse
Sexualization
Social Actor
Social Construction
Social World
Socialization
Spaces for Children and Children's Places
Standpoint
Street Children
Structure
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
Vulnerability
Welfare
Work and Working Children
Youth

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