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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Childhood and Society

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230241824
Publication Date November 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Exploring new research, policy and thinking within childhood sociology, this book now takes a global view on key and controversial issues in the field. The new edition continues to engage with competing theoretical positions, whilst bringing in a new focus on children's agency and featuring a new chapter on children in the workplace.

MICHAEL WYNESS Associate Professor of Childhood Studies in the Institute Of Education at the University of Warwick, UK. He is the author of Schooling, Welfare and Parental Responsibility and Contesting Childhood.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
PART I: CHILDHOOD AND THEORY
The Social Meaning of Childhood
Childhood and Social Structure
Children and Childhood in Late Modernity
Theories of Growing Up: Developmentalism and Socialisation Theory
PART II: CHILDREN, SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL POLICY
Childhood in Crisis: Social Disorder and Reconstruction
Children, Family and the State: Policing Childhood
Schooling Children and Childhood
PART III: CHILDREN'S LIVES, CHILDREN'S AGENCY
Children's Social Worlds: Culture, Play and Technology
Researching Children and Childhood: Methods, Ethics and Politics
Children: Their Rights and Politics
Children's Work and Labour: The International Context
Conclusion
Glossary

Reviews

'A truly comprehensive sociological approach to the study of childhood. This is an outstanding synthesis and overviewof the field.' - Karen Sternheimer, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California, USA
Praise for the First Edition:
'As part of a formal course or not, this is an interesting text for students and qualified staff.' - Val Thurtle, Community Practitioner
'Childhood and Society is a timely book. It is well-conceived, up-to-date and well written.' - Ian Grosvenor, Educational Review
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