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  • Constructing and Reconstructing Childhoodby Allison James; Alan Prout

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Unequal Childhoodsby Annette Lareau

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

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

  • Understanding Childrenby Jeannette Harrison

    Australian Council for Educational Research 2003; US$ 34.95

    Understanding Children: Foundations for quality is a thorough revision of this highly regarded and user-friendly text book. It offers students and early childhood professionals a practical framework on which to develop quality social interactions and environments. It is known that infants and young children are more likely to be secure and develop positive... more...

  • Children & Televisionby Barrie Gunter; Jill McAleer

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Does violence on TV lead to violent behaviour? How can parents influence children?s viewing? Fears over the effect of television on children have been around since it was invented. The recent explosion in the number of channels and new multimedia entertainment lends a new urgency to the discussion. This completely revised second edition of... 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...