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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|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.