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  • Children and the Changing Familyby An-Magritt Jensen; Lorna McKee

    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...

  • Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualitiesby Emma Renold

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    Girls, Boys and Junior Sexualities takes an insightful and in-depth look at the hidden worlds of young children's sexualities. Based upon extensive group interviews and observation, the author illustrates how sexuality is embedded in children's school-based cultures and gender identities. From examining children's own views and experiences, the... more...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Helen Penn

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    An expert in her field, Helen Penn discusses the inequalities between and within countries of childhood poverty and how this poverty is recognized and defined through the following case-studies: Kazakhstan - once part of the Soviet Union Swaziland - a country in Southern Africa devastated by HIV and AIDS Himalayan India Brazil - one of the... more...

  • The Future of Childhoodby Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources... more...

  • Mistress Ruby Ties It Togetherby Robin Shamburg

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Equal parts memoir, how-to and social satire, Mistress Ruby Ties it Together is a guided tour through New York's S underworld, where the author worked as a professional dominatrix to subsidize her writing career.  As Mistress Ruby, this former Catholic school girl took confessions from some of the country's most powerful men.  Within the sanctity... more...

  • Kids and Media in Americaby Donald F. Roberts; Ulla G. Foehr; Victoria J. Rideout; Mollyanne Brodie

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    This 2003 book was the first comprehensive national sample study of US young people's media use. more...

  • A Noble Bet in Early Care and Educationby Brian P. Gill; Jacob W. Dembosky; Joanthan P. Caulkins

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    The Early Childhood Initiative (ECI), launched in Pittsburgh in 1996 to provide high-quality early care and education services to at-risk children, failed to achieve its goals. This report summarizes ECI's organizational history and analyses and explains its critical weaknesses. more...

  • In Our Backyardby Anne R. Pebley; Mary E. Vaiana

    RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95

    Focused on the subtle interaction between children's well-being and the neighborhoods in which they grow up, this title consider the age of the community's residents, their incomes, and residential turnover in the neighborhood, all of which are thought to be important for children. more...

  • Toys and Play for the Handicapped Childby Barbara Riddick

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1982. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Childhood, Class and Kin in the Roman Worldby Suzanne Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 145.00

    It can be difficult to hear the voices of Roman children, women and slaves, given that most surviving texts of the period are by elite adult men. This volume redresses the balance. An international collection of expert contributors go beyond the usual canon of literary texts, and assess a vast range of evidence - inscriptions, burial data, domestic... more...