Children: Rights and Childhood

Children: Rights and Childhood

by David Archard


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Children: Rights and Childhood by David Archard

Children: Rights and Childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children's rights. Drawing on a wide variety of sources from law and literature to politics and psychology, David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that has assumed increasing relevance since the book's first publication.

Divided clearly into three parts, Children: Rights and Childhood covers key topics such as:

  • John Locke's writings on children
  • Philippe Aries's Centuries of Childhood
  • key texts on children's liberation and rights
  • a child's right to vote and to sexual choice
  • the rights of parents and the state over children
  • defining and understanding child abuse.

The second edition has been fully revised and updated including a new preface, a new chapter on children's moral and legal rights, taking into account the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415305839
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Series: Ideas Series
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

David Archard is Professor of Philosophy at Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He is author of Sexual Consent and The Family: A Liberal Defence; and co-editor of The Moral and Political Status of Children and Procreation and Parenthood: The Ethics of Bearing and Rearing Children.

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