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  • Child Protection and Family Supportby Nigel Parton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Child in International Political Economyby Alison M.S. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This pioneering volume argues for the inclusion of children, and the structure known as ?childhood?, as a permanent social category worthy of continued study within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). Fundamentally, and very simply, IPE is concerned with the dynamics of interaction across the economic and political domains; the... more...

  • The Child in the World/The World in the Childby Marianne N. Bloch; Devorah Kennedy; Theodora Lightfoot; Dar Weyenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 37.00

    The contributors look at universalizing discourses concerning young children across the globe, which purport to describe everyone in a scientific and neutral way, but actually create mechanisms through which children are divided and excluded. The contributors to this book employ post-structuralist, postcolonial, and feminist theoretical frameworks. more...

  • Childhoodby Chris Jenks

    Routledge 1996; US$ 174.00

    In this fascinating book Chris Jenks thoroughly examines the concept of childhood. He focuses on the way the image of the child is played out in society, looking specifically at its image through history and the reality of child abuse. more...

  • Childhood and Human Valueby Nick Lee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    For millennia children have been valued as possessions - valued by their parents as `my' child and valued by communities and cultures as `belonging' to them. Recently, a new way of valuing children has emerged ' valuing them as people in possession of themselves, as people who have rights. This has led to fears that rights will erode love between parents... more...

  • Childhood in World Historyby Peter N Stearns; Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    Filling a gap in a field with very few teaching books available, Childhood in World History provides a much-needed historical overview. Studying childhood historically greatly advances our understanding of what childhood is about, and a world history focus permits broad questions to be asked. Peter N. Stearns, an esteemed name in the field, focuses... more...

  • Children, Changing Families and Welfare Statesby J. Lewis

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    ?As welfare states grow up, they begin to think more carefully about their future. Jane Lewis is showing them how best to do so. This stellar collection of articles by top European scholars combines creative thinking about the new social investment state with impressive empirical research on specific forms of public support for family work.?. ? Nancy... more...

  • Children, Place and Identityby Jonathan Scourfield; Bella Dicks; Mark Drakeford; Andrew Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 66.95

    In this, the first sociology book to consider the important issue of how children identify with place and nation, the authors use original research and international case studies to explore this topic in depth. The book is rooted in original qualitative research the authors conducted with a diverse sample of children (aged eight to eleven) across... more...

  • Children & Televisionby Barrie Gunter; Jill McAleer

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Does violence on TV lead to violent behaviour? How can parents influence children?s viewing? Fears over the effect of television on children have been around since it was invented. The recent explosion in the number of channels and new multimedia entertainment lends a new urgency to the discussion. This completely revised second edition of ... more...

  • Children And Social Competenceby Ian Hutchby; Jo Moran-Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    A text which addresses the relationship between childhood, competence and the social arenas of action in which children live their lives. Taking issue with the view that children are merely apprentice adults, the contributors develop a picture of children as competent, sophisticated social agents, focusing on the contexts which both enable and constrain... more...