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The Palgrave handbook of childhood studies

Author: Jens Qvortrup; William A Corsaro; Michael-Sebastian Honig
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
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Divided into six parts, this substantive reference work charts how childhood studies has moved beyond developmental issues to focus on broader issues of children in society, as actors and agents, and as subjects of policy intervention. It is a comprehensive overview of key theoretical and empirical work in the field of childhood studies.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Qvortrup; William A Corsaro; Michael-Sebastian Honig
ISBN: 0230532616 9780230532618 9780230532601 0230532608
OCLC Number: 751787457
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Why social studies of childhood? : an introduction to the handbook / Jens Qvortrup, William A. Corsaro and Michael-Sebastian Honig --
Childhood as a structural form / Jens Qvortrup --
Agency / Allison James --
Child development and the development of childhood / Martin Woodhead --
How is the child constituted in childhood studies? / Michael-Sebastian Honig --
Method and methodology in childhood research / Andreas Lange and Johanna Mierendorff --
The evolution of childhood in Western Europe, c.1400-c.1750 / Harry Hendrick --
Transitions to modernity / John Gillis --
Institutionalization as a secular trend / Helga Zeiher --
Pluralization of family forms / An-Magritt Jensen --
Generational order / Leena Alanen --
Generational relations at family level / Berry Mayall --
Children, generational relations and intergenerational justice / Thomas Olk --
Collective identities / Heinz Hengst --
Children's bodies / Laura Fingerson --
Policies in early childhood education and care : potentialities for agency, play and learning / Gunilla Dahlberg --
Localities : a holistic frame of reference for appraising social justice in children's lives / John McKendrick --
Children as problems, problems of children / Katherine Brown Rosier --
Childhood : leisure, culture and peers / Ivar Frønes --
From child labour to working children's movements / Olga Nieuwenhuys --
Peer culture / William A. Corsaro --
Play and games / Ann-Carita Evaldsson --
Children as consumers / Daniel Thomas Cook --
Children and television / David Buckingham --
Children and digital media : online, on site, on the go / Kirsten Drotner --
Children's rights as human rights : reading the UNCRC / Michael Freeman --
Interests in and responsibility for children and their life-worlds / Doris Bühler-Niederberger and Heintz Sünker --
Transnational mobilities and childhoods / Adrian Bailey --
Closing the gap between rights and the realities of children's lives / Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Irene Rizzini.
Responsibility: edited by Jens Qvortrup, William A. Corsaro, Michael-Sebastian Honig.


A landmark publication in the field, this state of the art reference work, with contributions from leading thinkers across a range of disciplines, is an essential guide to the study of children and  Read more...


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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2010'a very impressive collection that covers a breathtaking amount of ground" - Social Sciences Review'The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies Read more...

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