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Key Concepts in Childhood Studies (Sage Key Concepts Series 2nd Revised edition)

Key Concepts in Childhood Studies (Sage Key Concepts Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Allison James (author), Adrian L. James (author)Paperback

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"Arranged alphabetically, core ideas about 'Agency' and 'Development' through to 'Socialisation' and 'Youth' are explained in straightforward language, with a concise introduction to key theoretical debates, as well as up to date references." - Martin Woodhead, The Open University "A challenging text that is recommended for all levels of the BA in Childhood Studies programme. The short, focussed chapters provide students with a comprehensive overview of a topic which they can then research in further depth." - Sharron Galley, Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College "This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies." - Kathryn Peckham, Chichester University This book has already proved itself as a market leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.

About Author

Allison James is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield where she is also co-director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth. Professor Adrian James is Emeritus Professor of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield.


Preface to the Second EditionIntroductionAge and MaturityAgencyBest InterestsChildChild-Focused Research /Research with ChildrenChild-FriendlyChildhoodChild SoldiersChildhood StudiesChildren as ConsumersChildren as ResearchersChildren's VoicesCitizenshipCompetenceCultural Politics of ChildhoodCultural RelativismDelinquencyDevelopmental PsychologyDevelopmentalismDisappearance or Loss of ChildhoodDiversityEthnicityFamilializationFamilyFriendshipFuturityGenderGenerationGlobal ChildhoodHealthInnocenceInternet and New Social MediaInterpretive ReproductionMinority Group StatusNature vs. NurtureNeedsNeglectParentingParticipationPeer GroupPlayPovertyProtectionRepresentationResilienceResponsibilityRightsSchooling and SchoolsSexual AbuseSexualizationSocial ActorSocial ConstructionSocial WorldSocializationSpaces for Children and Children's PlacesStandpointStreet ChildrenStructureUnited Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)VulnerabilityWelfareWork and Working ChildrenYouth

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446201909
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9781446201909
  • ISBN10: 1446201902
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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