A Universal Child?

A Universal Child?

by Roger Smith

Paperback(2009)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403907851
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 12/15/2009
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

ROGER SMITH is Professor of Social Work Research at School of Applied Social Sciences, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.



Table of Contents

Introduction: The Disputed Child.- Alternative Perspectives on Childhood.- Children and Time: Historical and Contemporary Ideas About Childhood.- Children and Place – an Inevitable Source of 'Difference'?.- The Attempt to Identify Common Features of Childhood.- Children, the State and Social Policy.- Children and the Market.- Children and the Media.- Childhood: An Adult Conception?.- What do Children Think About Childhood?.- Childhoods: The Same Only Different?.- What Should We Do About Children (and Childhood)?.

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