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Childhoods, Real and Imagined.

Author: Priscilla Alderson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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""This book is unusually rewarding in that?its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a?comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not only our understanding of?the presence, and absence,?of children in our lives and discourses, but also the field of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Alderson, Priscilla.
Childhoods, Real and Imagined.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Priscilla Alderson
ISBN: 9781136647505 1136647503
OCLC Number: 850079422
Description: 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents: Cover; Childhoods Real and Imagined; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Part I Background; 1 Introduction; 2 Trends in research about children, childhood and youth; Part II Experiencing and imagining childhoods; 3 Real bodies: material relations with nature; 4 Space: interpersonal relations; 5 Time: social relations and structures; 6 Inner being: alienation and flourishing; 7 Conclusions to Volume 1: the relevance of DCR to childhood studies; Appendix Background summaries of selected research studies; Notes; References; Name Index; Subject Index.

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""This book is unusually rewarding in that?its author has pulled off the rare trick of providing deep philosophical and theoretical underpinnings to a?comprehensive reconsideration of childhood. Priscilla Alderson deploys Bhaskar's 'dialectical critical realism' to excellent effect, illuminating not only our understanding of?the presence, and absence,?of children in our lives and discourses, but also the field of childhood studies. It is rare that such an integrated text is accomplished and I look forward to the planned second volume. This is a work that?should facilitate a rethinking of ch.

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