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Theorising childhood : citizenship, rights and participation

Author: Claudio Baraldi; Tom Cockburn
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
Series: Studies in childhood and youth.
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Focusing on children's citizenship, participation and rights, this edited collection draws on the work of a number of leading scholars in the sociology of childhood. The contributors explore a range of themes including: tensions between pragmatism and grand theory; revisiting agency/structure debates in the light of children; the challenging of binary thought prevalent in studies around 'generations' and other  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Baraldi; Tom Cockburn
ISBN: 3319726722 9783319726724
OCLC Number: 1012302273
Description: xxi, 278 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Lived Citizenship, rights and participation in contemporary Europe; Claudio Baraldi and Tom Cockburn --
2. Children's citizenship in globalised societies; Hanne Warming --
3. Children's participation: definitions, narratives and disputes; Michael Wyness --
4. Recognition and capability: a new way to understand how children can achieve their rights?; Nigel Thomas and Daniel Stoecklin --
5. Theorising Children's Bodies. A critical review of relational understandings in Childhood Studies; Florian Eßer --
6. Unexpected allies. Expanding the theoretical toolbox of the children's rights sociologist; Michele Poretti --
7. Beyond the modern "norm" of childhood: children at the margins as a challenge for the Sociology of Childhood; Manuel Jacinto Sarmento, Rita de Cássia Marchi and Gabriela de Pina Trevisan --
8. Participation as learning for change in everyday spaces: Enhancing meaning and effectiveness using action research; Barry Percy-Smith --
9. The child, the pupil, the citizen. Outlines and perspectives of a critical theory of citizenship education; Federico Farini --
10. Heteropolitical pedagogies. citizenship and childhood. Commoning education in contemporary Greece; Yannis Pechtelidis --
11. The right to be transnational. Narratives and positionings of children with a migration background in Italy; Sara Amadasi and Vittorio Iervese --
12. Conclusions: Lived Childhoods; Claudio Baraldi and Tom Cockburn.
Series Title: Studies in childhood and youth.
Responsibility: Claudio Baraldi, Tom Cockburn, editors.


The collection will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including childhood studies, sociology, politics and social policy, as well as policy makers and  Read more...


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