This collection is an engaging exploration of how Bourdieu's key concepts - field, habitus and capital - help us re-think the status of childhood. The authors are committed to improving the social status and well-being of childhood in social, economic and political worlds that too often fail to accord children respect for their human rights.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction; Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall 2. Intergenerational Relations: Embodiment over Time; Berry Mayall 3. Cultural Capital in the Preschool Years: Can the State 'Compensate' for the Family?; Liz Brooker 4. Between Young Children and Adults: Practical Logic in Families' Lives; Pascale Garnier 5. Early Childhood Education as a Social Field: Everyday Struggles and Practices of Dominance; Mari Vuorisalo and Leena Alanen 6. 'A Fish in Water?' Social Lives and Local Connections: the Case of Young People who Travel Outside their Local Areas to Secondary School; Abigail Knight 7. Childhood in Africa between Local Powers and Global Hierarchies; Geraldine Andre and Mathieu Hilgers 8. "Those who are good to us, we call them friends": Social Support and Social Networks for Children Growing up in Poverty in Rural Andhra Pradesh, India; Virginia Morrow and Uma Vennam 9. Struggling to Support: Genesis of the Practice of Using Support Persons in the Finnish Child Welfare Field; Johanna Moilanen, Johanna Kiili and Leena Alanen 10. Decision-making Processes in Review Meetings for Children in Care: a Bourdieusian Analysis; Karen Winter