'Written with clarity and thoroughly argued, Wyness confirms his place as one of the key authors within contemporary social science writing on children and childhood. Childhood, Culture and Society is a formidable exploration of the nature of contemporary childhood in globally disparate regions.'
Pia Christensen, Professor of Anthropology and Childhood Studies, University of Leeds, UK
Never shying away from the most pressing topics in the field, this book provides a multifaceted and extensive analysis of the study of children and childhood.
Linking key concepts, themes and problems together, the text offers an interdisciplinary approach with its topical and timely case studies and illustrations which illuminate the latest research in the field. Key features include:
A number of international case studies including children and military conflict, child migrants, children and networking sites, child trafficking, and children as consumers
Questions which help you to make connections between topics and get you reflecting on your own childhood
Engaging learning features including chapter aims, boxed sections, summaries and further reading suggestions
Introduction Chapter 1 | Innocence Chapter 2 | Dependence Chapter 3 | The A-social Child Chapter 4 | Future Orientation Chapter 5 | Developmentalism Chapter 6 | Socialisation Chapter 7 | Peer Groups Chapter 8 | Social Construction Chapter 9 | Agency Chapter 10 | Generation Chapter 11 | Globalisation Chapter 12 | Rights Chapter 13 | Participation Chapter 14 | Protection Chapter 15 | Schooling Thematic Introduction A | Politics of a Global Childhood Chapter 16 | Children as Global Subjects Chapter 17 | Children and International Aid Chapter 18 | Children and Military Conflict: Agency, Resilience and Culpability Chapter 19 | Child Migration, Mediation and Intergenerational Relations Chapter 20 | Children and the Political Realm Thematic Introduction B | Children, Childhood and Diversity Chapter 21 | Children and their Work Chapter 22 | Children and Digital Technology Chapter 23 | Children and Identity Formation Chapter 24 | Children's Use of Space Thematic Introduction C | Growing Up Chapter 25 | Children and their Families Chapter 26 | Children, Schooling and Social Inequality Chapter 27 | Children and Play Chapter 28 | Children, Popular Culture and Leisure Chapter 29 | Children and their Bodies Thematic Introduction D | Children and Adversity Chapter 30 | Children and Poverty Chapter 31 | Children and HIV/AIDS Chapter 32 | Child Maltreatment, Vulnerability and Trafficking Chapter 33 | Children and Economic Exploitation Chapter 34 | Children and Crime Conclusion