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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

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ISBN: 9781412908788
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Published: 18 June, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)
Editions: 3 other editions of this product

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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

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'This is a superb introduction to the fascinating field of childhood studies. A series of well chosen entries provide concise summaries of key ideas, and accessible introductions to some highly complex issues. The authors brilliantly weave together their different themes with their use of cross-referencing, so that the whole is even richer than the individual parts. I would recommend it to any beginning student of Childhoods Studies, as well as more advanced ones' - Nigel Thomas, Professor of Childhood & Youth Research, University of Central Lancashire A systematic, clear introduction to the expanding field of Childhood Studies. Valuable entries including Agency, Play and Welfare introduce key ideas and explore interwoven multi-disciplinary themes. Definitions, summaries and key words are developed and cross-referenced by the book's intelligent organisation and flow to explain in-depth issues as respected pioneers Alison James and Adrian James offer students and specialists: - Lucid accounts of the key concepts - Authoritative and reliable data - Accessible text format The book is an ideal primer and refresher for students of Childhood Studies. Alison James is Professor in Sociology and Adrian James is Professor in Social Work, both at The University of Sheffield. Entries on: Age Agency Best interests Child Child-focused Research Child-friendly Childhood Childhood Studies Children's Voices Citizenship Competence Cultural Politics Childhood Cultural Relativism Delinquency Developmental Psychology Disappearance or Loss of Childhood Diversity Ethnicity Family Friendship Futurity Gender Generation Health Innocence Interpretive Reproduction Minority Group Status Nature vs. Nurture Needs Parenting Participation Peer Group Play Poverty Protection Representation Rights Schooling and Schools Sexual Abuse Social Actor Social Construction Social World Socialisation Spaces for Children and Children's Spaces Standpoint Street-children Structure Vulnerability Welfare Working Children Youth

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