Towards a Sociology for Childhood

Thinking from Children's Lives

Author: Berry Mayall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335208432

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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Berry Mayall argues in this work that, since childhood is a permanent component of society, in order to understand how society works, we must take account of children as well as adults, otherwise our explanation omits an important social group. Children's lives are shaped by policies and practices, but they are also agents, who make a life for themselves through their relationships with adults and other children. This book argues that feminist theory and practice is useful for understanding childhood; we should start from the children's own accounts to show how the organization of social relations provides an explanation for their social position.
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Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies

Author: Smith, Carmel,Greene, Sheila

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447308077

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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This book presents the perspectives of 22 leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. They reflect on the changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss ideas underpinning the field, examine current dilemmas and explore challenges for the future.
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Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

Author: Leon Kuczynski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761923640

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 488

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This Handbook provides an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research and methodology on dynamic processes in parent-child relations. It focuses on cognitive, behavioural and relational processes that govern immediate parent-child interactions and long-term relationships. It considers the nature of change, and what makes such interactions and relationships`work' the way they do. The concern with dynamics represents an emerging research perspective, which complements a long-standing alternative tradition primarily concerned with the products of parenting. This volume focuses on process rather than outcomes, bi-directional influence rather than either parent effects or child effects, transformation in behaviour and relationships in addition to continuity and transmission, and parents and children as agents and actors (what parents and children do and think) rather than as static traits or variables.
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Children Behaving Badly?

Peer Violence Between Children and Young People

Author: Christine Barter,David Berridge

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119996064

Category: Psychology

Page: 262

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Children Behaving Badly? is the first publication to directly address the complexity of peer violence from a range of disciplines and perspectives. Provides important insights into theoretical understanding of the issue and produces significant and far reaching implications for policy and practice developments Based on up-to-date research evidence and includes some unpublished findings from recognized experts in multidisciplinary fields Challenges many populist and damaging representations of youth violence and the associated narratives of modern youth as essentially ‘evil’
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Childhood

Critical Concepts in Sociology

Author: Chris Jenks

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415340250

Category: Children

Page: 1156

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Childhood is an extremely complex and highly contested concept. It refers to a life phase as well as to the age group defined as children, but is also a cultural construction, part of the social and economic structure of communities. The key scholarship collected, introduced, and reprinted in these volumes reflects this complexity and introduces the reader to the wide variety of interpretations that have been and continue to be placed on it. It might be suggested that the push or initiative in theorizing childhood has derived from advances within sociology and anthropology. However, the future provides potential for interdisciplinary study, which this collection also reflects. The contemporary study of childhood must comprise a conjoining of disciplines: sociology; anthropology; psychology; social geography; history; philosophy; and socio-legal theory, all have something to add to the field and are represented within the collection.
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Preventing violence against women and girls

Educational work with children and young people

Author: Ellis, Jane,Thiara, Ravi K.

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447312201

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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The need for children and young people to learn about violence against women and girls (VAWG) has been voiced since the late 1980s. This is the first ever book on educational work to prevent VAWG, providing the most comprehensive contribution to our knowledge and understanding in this area. By bringing together international examples of research and practice, the book offers insight into the underpinning theoretical debates and key lessons for practice, addressing the complexities and challenges of developing, implementing and evaluating educational work to prevent VAWG. This multidisciplinary book will be of interest to educationalists, VAWG and child welfare practitioners, policy makers, researchers and students.
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Children's Perspectives on Believing and Belonging

Author: Greg Smith

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 9781904787532

Category: Belief and doubt

Page: 74

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Based on interviews with over 100 pupils from three schools, this research report shows that children’s religious identities and experiences are varied and complex and that they are able to talk about it with interest and insight.
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An Introduction to Early Childhood

Author: Tim Waller,Geraldine Davis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473905117

Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 1988

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Put together by an outstanding author team, including many authors from the University of Northampton, An Introduction to Early Childhood is a much loved book that helps you explore all the major themes in early years education and care, while providing you with real insight into the changing world of early childhood. To further support your study, this edition has been expanded to include five new chapters including The History of Childhood, Play and Creativity, Children and the Media, Leadership and Management, and Reflective Practice. This book further supports your study with outstanding learning features including: · Chapter objectives and introduction immediately introduce you to chapter concepts saving you time · More case studies provide deeper insight into how theory works in practice · Research in context boxes show how recent research is changing the world of early years · Reflective questions encourage you to think like a reflective practitioner · Chapter summaries aid your revision by recapping core concepts covered in each chapter · Further reading and recommended websites direct you to additional resources to further support your study. Visit the companion website to access a wealth of additional online resources including: · Podcasts from chapter authors provide deeper insight into key topics · Employability podcasts provide hints and tips about going on your first placement and getting your first job · Child observation videos give you a peek into a real early years setting and insight into child behaviour · Free SAGE journal articles deepen your understanding on core topics · Web links direct you to useful websites to further your study and support you in practice.
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Children and International Human Rights Law

The Right of the Child to be Heard

Author: Aisling Parkes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135085269

Category: Law

Page: 424

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 is one of the most highly ratified human rights treaties in the world, with 192 states currently signed up to it. Article Twelve is fundamental to the Convention and states that all children capable of forming views have the right to express those views, and recognises that all children have the right to be heard in any judicial and administrative proceedings affecting them. This book explores the historical and theoretical background to Article Twelve, and examines the various models of participation which have been created to facilitate a better understanding of this provision. Aisling Parkes analyzes the extent to which Article Twelve has been implemented under international law, and in domestic law, as well as setting-out recommendations for the most effective ways of implementing Article Twelve in all areas of children’s lives.
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