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Contested bodies of childhood and youth

Author: Kathrin Hörschelmann; Rachel Colls
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
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"Demonstrating the contested and differentiated nature of childhood and youth embodiment, this book responds to political and media discourses that stigmatize unruly youthful bodies, by combining the critical analysis of imagined and disciplined youthful bodies with a focus on young peoples lived and performed, embodied subjectivities"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
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Contested bodies of childhood and youth.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(OCoLC)760395281
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathrin Hörschelmann; Rachel Colls
ISBN: 9780230201385 0230201385
OCLC Number: 460711538
Description: xvii, 260 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Contested Bodies of Childhood and Youth / Rachel Colls and Kathrin Horschelmann --
2. Children's Bodies: An Absent Presence / Gill Valentine --
3. Femininity and Body Image: Promoting Positive Body Image in the 'Culture of Slenderness' / Sarah Grogan --
4. Mimesis and Alterity: Representations of Race in Children's Films / Karen Wells --
5. Deviant Femininities: The Everyday Making and Unmaking of 'Criminal' Youth / Catherine Alexander --
6. How Do Children Taste? Young People and the Production and Consumption of Food / Elspeth Probyn --
7. Commentary: Imagining Bodies / Sue Ruddick --
8. Embodied Childhood in the Health-promoting School / Jo Pike and Derek Colquhoun --
9. Health Visiting in Anxious Times / Pamela Dale --
10. Contested Bodies of Asylum-seeking Children / Peter Hopkins and Malcolm Hill --
11. Children's Bodies: Working and Caring in Sub-Saharan Africa / Elsbeth Robson --
12. Militarised Bodies: The Global Militarisation of Children's Lives / Inbal Solomon and Myriam Denov --
13. Commentary: Disciplining Bodies / Elizabeth A. Gagen --
14. Stigma, Health Attitudes and the Embodiment of Youth(ful) Identities: Understandings of Self and Other / Natalie Beale --
15. Embodying and Destabilising (Dis)ability and Childhood / Louise Holt --
16. Time for Bed! Children's Bedtime Practices, Routines and Affects / John Horton and Peter Kraftl --
17. AIDS, Mobility and Commercial Sex in Ethiopia: Implications for Policy / Lorraine van Blerk --
18. Commentary: Performing Bodies and Contestation / Ruth Panelli.
Responsibility: edited by Kathrin Hörschelmann and Rachel Colls.

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'...the book provides a rich and nuanced exposition of many issues that characterise contemporary concern about children and young people.' - Children & Society

 
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