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Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood

By Allison James (Edited by), Alan Prout (Edited by)

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Format: Paperback, 280 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition
Other Information: facsimiles
Published In: United Kingdom, 26 April 1997
First published in 1990, this is a second, revised and wholly updated edition of James and Prout's acclaimed seminal work on the study of childhood. The book contains a collection of articles which draw on a variety of disciplines (history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and feminist and developmental studies) to show how childhood is constructed in society. Scholars and professionals from developed and developing countries worldwide share their knowledge of having worked with children. They provide insights which, at the time of the first edition, were evidence of a far greater need for such a childhood study. This second edition is a necessary update for all educationalists and professionals involved with children.

Table of Contents

A new paradigm for the sociology of childhood? Provenance, promise and problems, Alan Prout and Allison James; constructions and reconstructions of British childhood - an interpretive survey, 1800 to the present, Harry Hendrick; psychology and the cultural construction of children's needs, Martin Woodhead; a voice for children in statistical and social accounting - a plea for children's right to be heard, Jens Qvortrup; it's a small world - Disneyland, the family and the multiple representations of American childhood, Pauline Hunt and Ronald Frankenberg; negotiating childhood - changing constructions of age for Norwegian children, Anne Solberg; street children - deconstructing a construct, Benno Glauser; who are you kidding? children, power and the struggle against sexual abuse, Jenny Kitzinger; childhood and the policy makers - a comparative perspective on the globalization of childhood, Jo Boyden; re-presenting childhood - time and transition in the study of childhood, Allison James and Alan Prout.

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'It is thus timely to publish this second, revised and wholly updated edition of the book which made such a major contribution to this process. This second edition will be a necessary update for all educationalists and professionals involved with children.' - RoutledgeFarmer

EAN: 9780750705967
ISBN: 0750705965
Publisher: Routledge Falmer
Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.3 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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