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  • The Politics of Childhoodby Dr Jim Goddard; Dr Sally McNamee; Professor Adrian L. James; Dr Allison James

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 150.00

    This book analyzes the nature and experience of childhoods around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Wide-ranging developments concerning children in the fields of social policy, sociology and politics have spurred significant growth in the social study of childhood. The book, which is primarily designed for students, academics and practitioners... more...

  • Girlhood in Americaby Miriam Forman-Brunell

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    Girls' lives and the roles they've played in the social, cultural and political history of the United States have been widely overlooked. This work presents articles by more than 80 interdisciplinary scholars, covering all aspects of girls' roles in American society, past and present. more...

  • The War for Children's Mindsby Stephen Law

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Children's Spacesby Mark Dudek

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture. International examples of innovative childcare practice are illustrated together with the design processes which informed their development. The emphasis here is on new and experimental... more...

  • Observing Harryby Cath Arnold

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to... 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...

  • Play Culture in a Changing Worldby Marjatta Kalliala

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00

    The cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children's experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults' own childhoods. Enlivened... more...

  • Growing Upby Peter N. Stearns

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Growing Up combines two flourishing historical fields-the history of childhood and world history-to address the question of how much of childhood is natural and how much is historically determined. The first lecture gauges the impact of the development of agriculture, civilization, and religion upon the premodern experience of childhood. The second... more...

  • Eraly Childhood Care and Educationby Edward Melhuish; Konstantinos Petrogiannis

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 60.95

    Throughout the world the number of working mothers with young children has continued to grow. This has important consequences for social policy decisions, particularly in the fields of parental leave, childcare and pre-school services provision. Some countries are far more successful at combining high quality early childhood services with high percentages... more...

  • Time To Careby Joan Lombardi

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 25.95

    In this important work, Joan Lombardi, one of Americas foremost experts on child care, shows how our current system is not meeting the needs of America's families and describes a vision for redesigning this system to promote healthy child and youth development. Both as an expert and as a parent, the author guides the reader through the problems that... more...