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  • Young Children's Rightsby Priscilla Alderson; Mary John; Rob Gayton

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 39.95

    This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children. more...

  • Children, Families and Violenceby Brian Howe; Katherine Covell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2008; US$ 79.95

    This book examines the risk factors surrounding children at risk of experiencing and perpetrating violence, and looks at the positive role that children's rights can play in their protection. The authors propose that violence in childhood is not spontaneous: that children are raised to become violent in poorly functioning families. more...

  • Children and Sexualityby Professor George Rousseau

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 35.00

    Children and Sexuality probes the hidden relations between children and sexuality in case studies from the Greeks to the Great War. The lives reconstructed here extend from Greek Alcibiades to Lewis Carroll and Baden-Powell, each recounted with scrupulous vigilance to detail and nuance. more...

  • Only-Child Experience and Adulthoodby Dr Bernice Sorensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book examines only-child experience in global perspective and offers an insight into the dilemmas and challenges only-children face as adults. Explored from both a social and psychological perspective, it reveals the complexity and multidimensional nature of the private and public worlds of the only-child. more...

  • Parenting in Planned Lesbian Familiesby Henny Bos

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 37.25

    PhD thesis on research on lesbian families in which the children were born to the lesbian relationship (planned lesbian families). more...

  • Playstation Nationby Olivia and Kurt Bruner

    Center Street 2009; US$ 8.99

    When Olivia Bruner saw video games overtaking her young sons' lives, she decided to learn the facts behind addiction. What she found was shocking: that most games are designed to be highly addictive-triggering physiological reactions in the brain similar to those associated with substance abuse-and that one out of five kids becomes addicted to computer... more...

  • The Purpose of Boysby Michael Gurian

    Wiley 2009; US$ 17.95

    The final and conclusive book in the groundbreaking series onboys and their development In this climax to his series of landmark books about boys,Michael Gurian offers a powerful new program to help us give oursons a core purpose–a program based on building morality,character, career goals, the ability to form intimaterelationships, selflessness,... more...

  • Children and Media Outside the Homeby Karen Orr Vered

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    Karen Orr Vered demonstrates how children's media play contributes to their acquisition of media literacy. Theorizing after-school care as intermediary space, a large-scale ethnographic study informs this theory-rich and practical discussion of children's media use beyond home and classroom. more...

  • Harm and Offence in Media Contentby Andrea Millwood Hargrave; Sonia Livingstone

    Intellect 2009; US$ 20.00

    In today's media and communications environment, pressing questions arise regarding the media's potential for harm, especially in relation to children. This fully revised edition offers a unique and comprehensive analysis of the latest research on content-related media harm and offence. For the first time, a balanced, critical account brings... more...

  • Churchill's Childrenby John Welshman

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    We were dumped at a roundabout with our labels on. People pulled and tugged at the children they wanted. It was a bit like a cattle market... people just waded in. I went with a lady and her daughter - she was like a second Mum.'Alexander King, evacuated aged elevenBased on the stories of thirteen children and adults, Churchill's Children tells... more...