Contesting Childhood

Contesting Childhood

by Michael Wyness
     
 

Traditional models of childhood need reconstructing, especially as children become more active in negotiating the boundaries between themselves and adults. Wyness argues for new, more effective conceptions of childhood, derived from analysis of recent social policy. He interprets legislation and reveals that recent children acts and educational reform exhibit a

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Traditional models of childhood need reconstructing, especially as children become more active in negotiating the boundaries between themselves and adults. Wyness argues for new, more effective conceptions of childhood, derived from analysis of recent social policy. He interprets legislation and reveals that recent children acts and educational reform exhibit a strengthening of the socializing power of adults over children. Most importantly, this book challenges a prevalent underlying conception of children as 'lesser' or 'inferior' versions of adults, a flawed understanding that sill influences policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750708241
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
A Note on Rights5
1Childhood in Crisis: Decline or Reconstruction?7
2Social Policy and Moral Ambiguity30
3Child Sexual Abuse: Protection, Prevention and Identification54
4Childhood, Agency and Educational Reform87
5Childhood and Citizenship105
Conclusion130
Appendix: A Comment on the Data137
Notes138
References142
Index153

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