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  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 158.00

    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 Cute and the Coolby Gary Cross

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    The twentieth century was, by any reckoning, the age of the child in America. Today, we pay homage at the altar of childhood, heaping endless goods on the young, reveling in memories of a more innocent time, and finding solace in the softly backlit memories of our earliest years. We are, the proclamation goes, just big kids at heart. And, accordingly,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Children Taken Seriouslyby Jan Mason; Toby Fattore; Chris Goddard

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2005; US$ 42.95

    In Children Taken Seriously, leading researchers and policy makers consider how children can be recognized as social actors rather than passive consumers or victims. Using children's own views and experiences as a starting point, they explore how children can be involved as partners in the decision-making processes that affect them. more...

  • Family Day Careby Sue Owen; June Statham; Ann Mooney

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...