Addressing questions about the cultural specificity of childhood, the complementary value of psychological, biological and social understandings of children, and the impact of policy and law on how children are dealt with and perceived, this will be a core text for many courses related to childhood studies.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|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 ContentsIntroduction: 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)?.