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  1. The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe

    Edited by Anne Lise Ellingsaeter, An-Magritt Jensen, Merete Lie

    Series: Routledge/ESA Studies in European Societies

    Low fertility in Europe has given rise to the notion of a ‘fertility crisis’. This book shifts the attention from fertility decline to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them. It investigates what role children play in how young adults plan their lives, and why and how young...

    Published February 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Adolescent Identity

    Evolutionary, Cultural and Developmental Perspectives

    Edited by Bonnie L. Hewlett

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    As our world becomes increasingly permeable, and as human populations are rapidly converging and transitioning within a global interconnectedness, it is vital that we look to, and learn from, those most adept at the adaptation, creation, and contesting of culture: adolescents. This text is designed...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Transnational Migration and Childhood

    Edited by Naomi Tyrrell, Allen White, Caitriona Ni Laoire, Fina Carpena Mendez

    This book challenges the adult-centric tendencies of migration research and policy which often overlooks children and young people’s own experiences of migration. A wide range of international contributors provide careful analysis of the situations of children in contemporary transnational...

    Published August 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. The Cultural Significance of the Child Star

    By Jane Catherine O'Connor

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    The child star is an iconic figure in Western society representing a growing cultural trend which idolises, castigates and fetishises the image of the perfect, innocent and beautiful child. In this book, Jane O’Connor explores the paradoxical status of the child star who is both adored and reviled...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  5. Children, Structure and Agency

    Realities Across the Developing World

    By G.K. Lieten

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development and Society

    The child labour debate, the Child Rights Convention and the target of universal primary education in the Millennium Development Goals have drawn increasing attention to children in developing countries. Alongside, a debate has waged on the need for child participation and the appropriateness of...

    Published February 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Forensic Mental Health Consulting in Family Law

    Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

    Edited by Robert L. Kaufman, Margaret Lee

    Forensic Mental Health Professionals have entered the fray of child custody litigation in ways that could not have been predicted even a decade ago. Traditionally engaged as neutral court appointed evaluators or mediators, or as treatment providers for children, parents or families, FMHPs are...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Keywords in Youth Studies

    Tracing Affects, Movements, Knowledges

    Edited by Nancy Lesko, Susan Talburt

    With recent attention to issues such as youth social exclusion, poverty, school underachievement, school violence, gang activity, sexuality, and youth’s interactions with media and the internet, youth studies has emerged as a significant interdisciplinary field. It has moved beyond its roots in...

    Published August 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  8. Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care

    Edited by Margaret Kernan, Elly Singer

    Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Education and Care brings together fresh perspectives and research about young children’s relationships. It examines children’s rights and well-being against a backdrop of increased social movement and migration, changing family structures and work practices,...

    Published September 6th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Global Perspectives on Rural Childhood and Youth

    Young Rural Lives

    Edited by Ruth Panelli, Samantha Punch, Elsbeth Robson

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Geography

    This collection of international research and collaborative theoretical innovation examines the socio-cultural contexts and negotiations that young people face when growing up in rural settings across the world. This book is strikingly different to a standard edited book of loosely...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Primary School in Japan

    Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

    By Peter Cave

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge