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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies 2ed

by Allison James and Adrian James SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
09/2012
ISBN:
9781446201909
Format:
Pbk 160 pages
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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.

It is an indispensable teaching text.

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Age and Maturity
Agency
Best Interests
Child
Child-Focused Research /Research with Children
Child-Friendly
Childhood
Child Soldiers
Childhood Studies
Children as Consumers
Children as Researchers
Children's Voices
Citizenship
Competence
Cultural Politics of Childhood
Cultural Relativism
Delinquency
Developmental Psychology
Developmentalism
Disappearance or Loss of Childhood
Diversity
Ethnicity
Familialization
Family
Friendship
Futurity
Gender
Generation
Global Childhood
Health
Innocence
Internet and New Social Media
Interpretive Reproduction
Minority Group Status
Nature vs. Nurture
Needs
Neglect
Parenting
Participation
Peer Group
Play
Poverty
Protection
Representation
Resilience
Responsibility
Rights
Schooling and Schools
Sexual Abuse
Sexualization
Social Actor
Social Construction
Social World
Socialization
Spaces for Children and Children's Places
Standpoint
Street Children
Structure
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)
Vulnerability
Welfare
Work and Working Children
Youth

Once again, James and James have produced a book which will define Childhood Studies in the coming years. This is an essential book for everyone interested in this rapidly expanding field and offers a series of short, in-depth, introductory essays which provide invaluable starting points for further exploration. Indispensible to anyone interested in studying childhood.


Heather Montgomery
Reader in the Anthropology of Childhood at The Open University







Scholars and students will welcome this updated edition of a definitive introductory text by two of the world's leading authorities in Childhood Studies. Key Concepts provides insightful and challenging discussions of some of the major themes and issues in this burgeoning field.David Buckingham
Loughborough University





Allison and Adrian James have been amongst the pioneers who established Childhood Studies as a cross-disciplinary field relevant to all who carry out research or work with children and young people.


They are in a unique position to introduce the diverse, and in some cases overlapping and ambiguous concepts that are an inevitable, and also a healthy consequence of crossing disciplinary boundaries...


Arranged alphabetically, core ideas about "Agency" and "Development" through to "Socialisation" and "Youth" are explained in straightforward language, with a concise introduction to key theoretical debates, as well as up to date references...


This second edition is a welcome addition to the bookshelf, offering an even more comprehensive and up to date guide, which will be an essential resource for established researchers and novice students alike.


Martin Woodhead
The Open University