The Changing Experience of Childhood: Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy

The Changing Experience of Childhood: Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy

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Overview

The Changing Experience of Childhood: Interdependence, Innovation Systems and Industrial Policy by Amanda Wade, Carol Smart, Bren Neale

Family life in modern societies is being transformed by high ratesof divorce. Such changes have given rise to concerns that thequality of family life for children has deteriorated and thatchildren are damaged by the choices their parents are making. It ispossible, however, that children and families are more resilientthan this. Rather than witnessing the end of the family and the endof contented childhood, we could be seeing the emergence ofpost-divorce families and new experiences of childhood based onthese new arrangements.





This path-breaking book explores children's own accounts of familylife after divorce and allows us to see these changes from theirpoint of view. It provides a sociological perspective on howchildhood may be changing and how the 'democratic' status ofchildren in the family may be in the process of transformation. Theimplications for family and legal policy of listening to children'sviews are also set out.





The Changing Experience of Childhood will be of interest to allthose in academic and public life concerned about the future of thefamily.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745624006
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carol Smart is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Leeds and Director of the Centre for Research on Family, Kinship and Childhood. Bren Neale and Amanda Wade are Senior Research Fellows, University of Leeds.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Chapter 1: Re-thinking Childhood/Re-thinking Families.

Chapter 2: Childhood and Modern Narratives of Harm.

Chapter 3: Children's Perspectives on Post-Divorce FamilyLife.

Chapter 4: 'Doing' Post-Divorce Childhood.

Chapter 5: Do children care?: Childhood and Moral Reasoning.

Chapter 6: Children, Citizenship and Family Practices.

Chapter 7: Children's Experiences of Co-parenting.

Chapter 8: Children and their Parents: DifferentPerspectives.

Chapter 9: Implications.

Appendix.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index

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