This innovative book looks at the ways we think about and care for our children. Drawing on in-depth interviews with twenty-two high profile pioneers in the subject, the authors share a wealth of experiences in this emerging field. They reflect upon the significant changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss the evolution of ideas underpinning the field, examine current tensions and dilemmas and explore challenges for the future.
Dr Carmel Smith is a Research Associate of the Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin. She has practised for many years as a social worker, probation officer and children's counsellor in London, Belfast and Dublin. Professor Sheila Greene is a Fellow Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin. She is a psychologist and was formerly Professor of Childhood Research and Director of the Children's Research Centre.
Introduction; Leena Alanen; Priscilla Alderson; Erica Burman; Pia Christensen; Daniel Thomas Cook; William A. Corsaro; Judith Ennew; Ivar Frones; Robbie Gilligan; Roger Hart; Harry Hendrick; Allison James; Mary Kellett; Berry Mayall; Peter Moss; Alan Prout; Jens Qvortrup; Irene Rizzini; Annie G. Rogers; Nigel Thomas. Barrie Thorne; Martin Woodhead; Conclusion.