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Childhood

Critical Concepts

Edited by Chris Jenks

Introduction by Chris Jenks

Routledge – 2006 – 1,200 pages

Series: Critical Concepts in Sociology

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Description

An extremely complex and highly contested concept, ‘childhood’ refers to a life phase, to the age-group defined as children, as well as to a cultural construction that is part of the social and economic structure of communities.

Reflecting this complexity, these comprehensive volumes introduce the reader to the wide variety of interpretations placed on childhood both today and in the past. Illustrating the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary study of the area, the collection includes contributions from the fields of sociology, anthropology, psychology, social geography, history, philosophy, and socio-legal theory - undoubtedly making it an ideal resource for a range of students and scholars interested in this fascinating subject.

Contents

Volume 1. 1. Theorizing Childhood 2. Childhood and Social Space 3. Childhood through Time Volume 2. 4. Child Abuse and Abandonment 5. Children at Play 6. Children at Work Volume 3. 7. Development, Governance and Emergence 8. Childhood, Violence and Risk 9. Childhood as a Social and Educational Category

Name: Childhood: Critical Concepts (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Chris JenksIntroduction by Chris Jenks. An extremely complex and highly contested concept, ‘childhood’ refers to a life phase, to the age-group defined as children, as well as to a cultural construction that is part of the social and economic structure of communities...
Categories: Sociology & Social Policy, Children & Childhood