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Reconceptualising agency and childhood : new perspectives in childhood studies

Author: Florian Esser
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Florian Esser
ISBN: 9781317524403 1317524403
OCLC Number: 940501012
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 297 pages).
Contents: Reconceptualising agency and childhood: an introduction, Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz & Beatrice Hungerland Section I: Theoretical Perspectives 1. Re-aligning children's agency and re-socialising children in Childhood Studies, David Oswell 2. Children as participants in practices: the challenges which practice theories pose to an actor-centred sociology of childhood, Sabine Bollig & Helga Kelle 3. Neither "thick" nor "thin": reconceptualising agency and childhood relationally, Florian Esser 4. Children's agency: contributions from feminist and ethic of care theories to Sociology of Childhood, Anne Wihstutz 5. Meanings of children's agency: when and where does agency begin and end?, Priscilla Alderson & Tamaki Yoshida 6. Extending agency: the merit of relational approaches for Childhood Studies, Eberhard Raithelhuber Section II: Children as Actors in Research 7. Troubling children's voices in research, Spyros Spyrou 8. Playing with socially constructed identity positions: accessing and reconstructing children's perspectives and positions through ethnographic fieldwork and creative workshops, Hanne Warming Section III: Agency in Historical Perspective 9. Tracing and contextualising childhood agency and generational order from historical and systematic perspectives, Meike Sophia Baader 10. Martha Muchow's research on children's life space: a classic study on childhood in the light of the present, Gunter Mey 11. "Children need boundaries": concepts of children's agency in German parents' guidebooks since 1950, Beatrice Hungerland Section IV: Transnational and Majority World Perspectives of Agency 12. Exploring children's agency across majority and minority world contexts, Samantha Punch 13. Do the 'mollycoddled' act?: children, agency and disciplinary entanglements in India, Hia Sen 14. Context matters! On non-working children's citizenship in South Indian children's rights initiatives as a practice, Laura B. Kayser Section V: Agency in Institutions of Childhood 15. Agency: educators' imaginations as triggered by photographs of pre-school children, Claudia Dreke 16. Agency and the conceptualization of minors in child protection case files, Timo Ackermann & Pierrine Robin 17. Children as social actors and addressees? Reflections on the constitution of actors and (student) subjects in elementary school peer cultures, Torsten Eckermann & Friederike Heinzel 18. Accounting for children's agency in research on educational inequality: the influence of children's own practices on their academic habitus in elementary school, Frederick de Moll & Tanja Betz Conclusion 19. Potentials of a reconceptualised concept of agency, Florian Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz & Beatrice Hungerland.
Responsibility: edited by Floran Esser, Meike S. Baader, Tanja Betz, and Beatrice Hungerland.


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