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Constructing and reconstructing childhood : contemporary issues in the sociological study of childhood

Author: Allison James; Alan Prout
Publisher: London : Falmer, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This edition of James and Prout's seminal work on childhood study contains a collection of articles which draw on a variety of disciplines to show how childhood is constructed in society, and the direction in which childhood study is moving.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Allison James; Alan Prout
ISBN: 0750705965 0750707038 9780750707039 9780750705967 9780203362600 0203362608
OCLC Number: 779411221
Description: xvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. A New Paradigm for the Sociology of Childhood? Provenance, Promise and Problems / Alan Prout and Allison James --
Ch. 2. Constructions and Reconstructions of British Childhood: An Interpretative Survey, 1800 to the Present / Harry Hendrick --
Ch. 3. Psychology and the Cultural Construction of Children's Needs --
Postscript /Martin Woodhead --
Ch. 4. A Voice for Children in Statistical and Social Accounting: A Plea for Children's Right to be Heard --
Postscript / Jens Qvortrup --
Ch. 5. It's a Small World: Disneyland, the Family and the Multiple Re-representations of American Childhood / Pauline Hunt and Ronald Frankenberg --
Ch. 6. Negotiating Childhood: Changing Constructions of Age for Norwegian Children / Anne Solberg --
Ch. 7. Street Children: Deconstructing a Construct --
Postscript / Benno Glauser --
Ch. 8. Who Are You Kidding? Children, Power and the Struggle Against Sexual Abuse / Jenny Kitzinger. Ch. 9. Childhood and the Policy Makers: A Comparative Perspective on the Globalization of Childhood --
Postscript / Jo Boyden --
Ch. 10. Re-presenting Childhood: Time and Transition in the Study of Childhood / Allison James and Alan Prout.
Responsibility: edited by Allison James and Alan Prout.

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This edition of James and Prout's seminal work on childhood study contains a collection of articles which draw on a variety of disciplines to show how childhood is constructed in society, and the direction in which childhood study is moving.

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