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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99
The cute child -- spunky, yet dependent, naughty but nice -- is largely a 20th-century invention. In this book, Gary Cross examines how that look emerged in American popular culture and how the cute turned into the cool, seemingly its opposite, in stories and games. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 44.00
War, weapon and superhero play has been banned in many early childhood settings for over 30 years. This book explores the development and application of a zero tolerance approach through the eyes of children and practitioners. The author challenges the key rationale for linking aggressive play themes to violent behaviour. She examines play where children... more...
- University of NSW Press 2007; US$ 25.95
Obsessed with our own youth and wanting perfect, genius children who live in a world of designer clothes and toys, this title says it's time for us to find new ways of parenting and a new kind of childhood. It asks us to respect children and allow them to experience childhood with all its ups and downs. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00
This ground-breaking work provides the first history of ideas about the sexual child in modernity. Beginning with twenty-first century panics about sexualization, the authors address why the sexual child excites such powerful emotions in the Anglophone west. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 67.95
As early year education and very early child care increase, parents and professionals face many difficult questions. What are the effects of early education on children? Are parents fulfilling their roles? What should teachers' roles be? Seldom asked are more basic questions: What are the fundamental needs of young children? Or parents? Or professionals?... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95
This timely and thought-provoking book explores how social and family change are colouring the experience of childhood. The book is centred around three major changes: parental employment, family composition and ideology. The authors demonstrate how children's families are transformed in accordance with societal changes in demographic and economic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95
Drawing on work from within the developing field of childhood studies, this text examines theoretical and policy driven understandings of the current position of children in society. Through an analysis of policy reforms and professional initiatives within educational child care and legal contexts, the author examines different, potentially competing... more...