Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood
Author: Allison James,Alan Prout
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN: 1135715483
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood Book Excerpt:

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood
Author: A. James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990-09-01
ISBN: 9780850007497
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood
Author: A. James
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1990-09
ISBN: 9780850007503
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies
Author: Allison James,Adrian James
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-07-31
ISBN: 1446201899
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies Book Excerpt:

This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field.

Researching Young Children s Perspectives

Researching Young Children s Perspectives
Author: Deborah Harcourt,Bob Perry,Tim Waller
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-03-08
ISBN: 1136822305
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Young Children s Perspectives Book Excerpt:

This book is designed to help students face the ethical, methodological and theoretical challenges and complexities involved in engaging children in rights-based, participatory research.

Disclosing Childhoods

Disclosing Childhoods
Author: Spyros Spyrou
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN: 1137479043
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disclosing Childhoods Book Excerpt:

Disclosing Childhoods offers a critical account of knowledge production in childhood studies. The book argues for the need to be reflexive about the knowledge practices of the field and to scrutinize the role of researchers in disclosing certain childhoods rather than others. A relational lens is used to critique the ongoing fixation of childhood studies with the unitary child-agent and to re-introduce the question of ontology in knowledge production. The author provides a critical account of childhood studies’ trajectory, as well as exploring the key concepts of voice, agency and participation, illustrating the potential of a reflexive stance towards knowledge production. Drawing on poststructuralist and posthumanist thinking, each of these concepts is critiqued for its conceptual limits while productive avenues are offered to reconfigure their utility. Spyrou also addresses the ethics and politics of knowledge production and considers key emerging insights which can contribute towards the development of a more reflexive and critical childhood studies. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including childhood studies, anthropology, sociology and geography, will find this book of interest, as well as those interested in qualitative research methodology and social theory.

Multiple Lenses Multiple Images

Multiple Lenses  Multiple Images
Author: Hillel Goelman,Sally Ross,Sheila Marshall
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 9780802089311
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiple Lenses Multiple Images Book Excerpt:

Drawing from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, the essays in Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images are oriented around the idea that images of childhood can be understood within three dimensions: time, space, and discipline. Time refers to both the chronological ages of the children under consideration and the historical timeframe in which that particular essay is suited. Space is a dimension that includes familial, community, institutional, and cultural spaces within which children live. The third dimension, discipline, names the specific and distinct areas of scholarship and research that define the ontology, epistemology, and methodology within which the contributors write. Multiple Lenses, Multiple Images is intended to deepen and expand the collaborative, interdisciplinary discourse on children and childhood through reflections not just on what is known about children, but on how it has been learned.

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2016

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2016
Author: Alexander W. Wiseman
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-12-21
ISBN: 1786355272
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annual Review of Comparative and International Education 2016 Book Excerpt:

The Annual Review of Comparative and International Education (ARCIE) is a forum for stakeholders and scholars to examine current trends and identify future directions in comparative and international education.

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children
Author: Simon Bacon,Leo Ruickbie
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN: 1785275216
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children Book Excerpt:

The Cultural Construction of Monstrous Children raises important questions at the heart of society and culture, and through an interdisciplinary, trans-cultural analysis presents important findings on socio-cultural representations and embodiments of the child and childhood. At the start of the 21st, new anxieties constellate around the child and childhood, while older concerns have re-emerged, mutated, and grown stronger. But as historical analysis shows, they have been ever-present concerns. This innovative and interdisciplinary collection of essays considers examples of monstrous children since the 16th century to the present, spanning real-life and popular culture, to exhibit the manifestation of the Western cultural anxiety around the problematic, anomalous child as naughty, dangerous, or just plain evil. The book takes an inter- and multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon fields as diverse as sociology, psychology, film, and literature, to study the role of the child and childhood within contemporary Western culture and to see the historic ways in which each discipline intersects and influences the other.

Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism

Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism
Author: Alison Waller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-12-22
ISBN: 1135904634
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism Book Excerpt:

Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism examines those fundamental themes which inform our understanding of "the teenager"—themes that emerge in both literary and cultural contexts. Models of adolescence do not arise solely from discourses of psychology, sociology, and education. Rather, these models—frameworks including developmentalism, identity formation, social agency, and subjectivity in cultural space—can also be found represented symbolically in fantastic tropes such as metamorphosis, time-slip, hauntings, doppelgangers, invisibility, magic gifts, and witchcraft. These are the incredible, supernatural, and magical elements that invade the everyday and diurnal world of fantastic realism. In this original study, Alison Waller proposes a new critical term to categorize a popular and established genre in literature for teenagers: young adult fantastic realism. Though fantastic realism plays a crucial part in the short history of young adult literature, up until now this genre has typically been overlooked or subsumed into the wider class of fantasy. Touching on well-known authors including Robert Cormier, Melvin Burgess, Gillian Cross, Margaret Mahy, K.M. Peyton and Robert Westall, as well as previously unexamined writers, Waller explores the themes and ideological perspectives embedded in fantastic realist novels in order to ask whether parallel realities and fantastic identities produce forms of adolescence that are dynamic and subversive. One of the first studies to deal with late twentieth-century fantastic literature for young adults, this book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of adult attitudes toward adolescent identity.

Education and Constructions of Childhood

Education and Constructions of Childhood
Author: David Blundell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-01-12
ISBN: 1441128077
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Constructions of Childhood Book Excerpt:

Education and Constructions of Childhood considers the social construction of childhood through the institutions of education and schooling. Grounded in a strong conceptual, theoretical framework, this accessible text will guide the reader through this evolving area. Reflective exercises, chapter summaries and useful websites will encourage and support student learning and the application of new concepts. Education and Constructions of Childhood is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students on Education Studies and related courses.

Doing Research with Children and Young People

Doing Research with Children and Young People
Author: Sandy Fraser
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780761943815
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doing Research with Children and Young People Book Excerpt:

Doing Research with Children and Young People introduces researchers to the key considerations involved in working with children and young people.

What is a Parent

What is a Parent
Author: Cambridge Socio-Legal Group
Publsiher: Hart Publishing
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1841130583
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is a Parent Book Excerpt:

This book presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the nature of parenthood and its various manifestations in contemporary society.

Innocence Knowledge and the Construction of Childhood

Innocence  Knowledge  and the Construction of Childhood
Author: Kerry H. Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415609674
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innocence Knowledge and the Construction of Childhood Book Excerpt:

Innocence, Knowledge and the Construction of Childhood provides a critical examination of the way we regulate children's access to certain knowledge and explores how this regulation contributes to the construction of childhood, to children's vulnerability and to the constitution of the 'good' future citizen in developed countries. Through this controversial analysis, Kerry H. Robinson critically engages with the relationships between childhood, sexuality, innocence, moral panic, censorship and notions of citizenship. This book highlights how the strict regulation of children's knowledge, often in the name of protection or in the child's best interest, can ironically, increase children's prejudice around difference, increase their vulnerability to exploitation and abuse, and undermine their abilities to become competent adolescents and adults. Within her work Robinson draws upon empirical research to: provide an overview of the regulation and governance of children's access to 'difficult knowledge', particularly knowledge of sexuality explore and develop Foucault's work on the relationship between childhood and sexuality identify the impact of these discourses on adults' understanding of childhood, and the tension that exists between their own perceptions of sexual knowledge, and the perceptions of children reconceptualise children's education around sexuality. Innocence, Knowledge and the Construction of Childhood is essential reading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking courses in education, particularly with a focus on early childhood or primary teaching, as well as in other disciplines such as sociology, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies.

Law and Childhood Studies

Law and Childhood Studies
Author: Michael Freeman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN: 0199652503
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law and Childhood Studies Book Excerpt:

Offering an insight into the evolving state of law and childhood studies in the modern age, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series brings together an international and interdisciplinary cast to address the key issues informing current debates.

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global
Author: Afua Twum-Danso,Afua Twum-Danso Imoh,Robert Ame
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2012-10-23
ISBN: 0230342329
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global Book Excerpt:

This book examines the imposition of the western notion of childhood, deemed as universal, on other cultures and explores how local communities react to these impositions in various ways.

Schooling and Social Identity

Schooling and Social Identity
Author: Patrick Alexander
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 289
Release: 2020-01-30
ISBN: 1137388315
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schooling and Social Identity Book Excerpt:

This book examines the nature of age as an aspect of social identity and its relationship to experiences of formal education. Providing a new and critical approach to debates about age and social identity, the author explores why age remains such an important aspect of self-making in contemporary society. Through an ethnographic account of a secondary school in the south-east of England, the author poses three principal questions. Why are schools in English organised according to age? How do pupils and teachers learn to ‘act their age’ while at school? Ultimately, why does age remain such an important and complex organising concept for modern society? Cutting across lines of class and gender, this timely book will be of interest to students and scholars of self-making and identity in educational contexts, and others interested in how schooling socialises young people into categories of age as the foundational building blocks of modern society.

Powers inequalities and vulnerabilities

Powers  inequalities and vulnerabilities
Author: Johannes J. Knoetze,Valentin Kozhuharov
Publsiher: AOSIS
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN: 1928523471
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powers inequalities and vulnerabilities Book Excerpt:

This research addresses the gap that is present in both missiology and family and youth ministry. Missiology does not focus on children and youth specifically, while this is the largest population in the developing world. On the other hand, family and youth ministry has a more pastoral than missional approach, not always taking cognisance of contexts like globalisation. Thus, the purpose of the book is to address the sometimes unintended and unnoticed influence of globalisation on the mission of the church, with a specific focus on children, youth and family. For this purpose, the International Association for Mission Studies study group for children, youth and families coming from different parts of the world decided to describe the powers, inequalities and vulnerabilities of children, youth and families in a globalised world from their specific contexts. Although the most prominent research methodology was critical literature studies, methods like autoethnographic, and empirical methods were also used. No decisions were made on a specific method of research for this publication. This publication can be viewed as an interdisciplinary and intra-disciplinary, because it deals with social sciences, anthropology, psychology, missiology, systematic theology and practical theology.

Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood

Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood
Author: Catherine R. Cooper,Cynthia T. Garc¡a Coll,W. Todd Bartko,Helen M. Davis,Celina Chatman
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-04-21
ISBN: 1135607060
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood Book Excerpt:

When can contexts and diversity be resources, rather than risks, for children's developmental pathways? Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners increasingly realize that middle childhood matters as a time when children's pathways diverge, as they meet new and overlapping contexts they must navigate on their way to adolescence and adulthood. This volume shines new light on this important transition by tracing how these contexts -- cultural, economic, historical, political, and social -- can support or undermine children's pathways, and how children's own actions and the actions of those around them shape these pathways. With a focus on demographic changes taking place in the U.S., the volume also maps how experiences of diversity, reflecting culture, ethnicity, gender, and social class, matter for children's life contexts and options. Chapters by a team of social scientists in the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Pathways through Middle Childhood present the fruits of ten years of research on these issues with diverse cultural and ethnic communities across the U.S. These include: *a set of models and measures that trace how contexts and diversity evolve and interact over time, with an epilogue that aligns and compares them; *surprising new findings, quantitative and qualitative, with cases showing how children and families shape and are affected by their individual, recreational, institutional, and cultural experiences; and *applications to policy and practice for diverse children and families. The importance of these new models, methods, findings, and applications is the topic of commentaries by distinguished scholars with both U.S. and international perspectives. The book is intended for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers, as well as students in psychology, sociology, and education.

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families
Author: Jacqueline Scott,Judith Treas,Martin Richards
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470998997
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families Book Excerpt:

Tackling issues relevant to family life today, this authoritative Companion shows why studying social change in families is fundamental for understanding the transformations in individual and social life, across the globe. Contains original essays by expert contributors on a wide range of topics relating to the sociology of families. Includes coverage of social inequality, parenting practices, children’s work, the changing patterns of citizenship, and multi-cultural families. Gives special attention to European and North American examples. Discusses previously neglected groups, including immigrant families and gays and lesbians. Explores how revolutionary changes in aging, longevity, and sexual behavior have radically affected the experience of different generations, and the relationships between them.