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  • 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...

  • Reclaiming Childhoodby Helene Guldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children are cooped up, passive, apathetic and corrupted by commerce? or so we are told. Reclaiming Childhood confronts the dangerous myths spun about modern childhood. Yes, children today are losing out on many experiences past generations took for granted, but their lives have improved in so many other ways. This book exposes the stark consequences... more...

  • Researching Children's Popular Cultureby Claudia Mitchell; Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 43.95

    The place of childhood in popular culture is one that invites new readings both on childhood itself, but also on approaches to studying childhood. Discussing different methods of researching children's popular culture, they argue that the interplay of the age of the players, the status of their popular culture, the transience of the objects, and indeed... 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...

  • Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Childrenby Maya Gotz; Dafna Lemish; Hyesung Moon; Amy Aidman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Media and the Make-Believe Worlds of Children offers new insights into children's descriptions of their invented or "make-believe" worlds, and the role that the children's experience with media plays in creating these worlds. Based on the results of a cross-cultural study conducted in the United States, Germany, Israel, and South Korea, it offers... more...

  • Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhoodby Catherine R. Cooper; Cynthia T. Garcˇa Coll; W. Todd Bartko; Helen M. Davis; Celina Chatman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.00

    When can contexts and diversity be resources, rather than risks, for children's developmental pathways? Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners increasingly realize that middle childhood matters as a time when children's pathways diverge, as they meet new and overlapping contexts they must navigate on their way to adolescence and adulthood. This... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • Early Childhood Care & 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...

  • Research With Childrenby Pia Christensen; Allison James

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95

    Research with Children is a unique resource book on the methodology of childhood research. Leading and new researchers within the social studies of childhood discuss central questions of epistemology and methodology, demonstrating the links between theory and practice. The theoretical and practical questions are set out in a clear and well-argued... more...

  • Children In Familiesby Julia Brannen; Margaret O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 62.95

    Much academic work on families and households has focused in the past on the adult members. However, a surge of interest in children's issues has occurred recently in the social sciences. A key theoretical assumption in this area of research is that children's relationships and cultures are worthy of study in their own right and that children play... more...