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  • 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...

  • Promoting the Psychosocial Well Being of Children Following War and Terrorismby M.J. Friedman; A. Mikus-Kos

    IOS Press 2005; US$ 168.00

    This book aims to promote the psychosocial well being of children following war and terrorism. Experts from the former Yugoslavia, Israel, Palestine, NATO countries and elsewhere have contributed chapters detailing conceptual models and practical examples of community-based interventions for children. Some authors are experienced experts with extensive... more...

  • The Politics of Childhoodby Dr Jim Goddard; Dr Sally McNamee; Professor Adrian L. James; Dr Allison James

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 150.00

    This book analyzes the nature and experience of childhoods around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Wide-ranging developments concerning children in the fields of social policy, sociology and politics have spurred significant growth in the social study of childhood. The book, which is primarily designed for students, academics and practitioners... more...

  • Building Character and Cultureby Pat Hutcheon

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1999; US$ 125.00

    This text stresses the importance of culture in human development, and the collective responsibility for the direction in which it evolves. It proceeds from exploring humans as creators and creatures of culture to the role of agents of socialization in cognitive development and character formation. more...

  • Children, Changing Families and Welfare Statesby J. Lewis

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    ?As welfare states grow up, they begin to think more carefully about their future. Jane Lewis is showing them how best to do so. This stellar collection of articles by top European scholars combines creative thinking about the new social investment state with impressive empirical research on specific forms of public support for family work.?. ? Nancy... more...

  • Observing Harryby Cath Arnold

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    This book is about Harry, a determined little boy, who is intrinsically motivated to explore his world from an early age. His parents and grandparents find him so fascinating that they keep a written and video diary of Harry's play from when he is 8 months to five years. The author offers theories about how children learn and applies the theories to... more...

  • Growing Upby Peter N. Stearns

    Baylor University Press 2005; US$ 15.95

    Growing Up combines two flourishing historical fields-the history of childhood and world history-to address the question of how much of childhood is natural and how much is historically determined. The first lecture gauges the impact of the development of agriculture, civilization, and religion upon the premodern experience of childhood. The second... more...

  • Childhood and Human Valueby Nick Lee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00

    For millennia children have been valued as possessions - valued by their parents as `my' child and valued by communities and cultures as `belonging' to them. Recently, a new way of valuing children has emerged ' valuing them as people in possession of themselves, as people who have rights. This has led to fears that rights will erode love between parents... more...

  • Play Culture in a Changing Worldby Marjatta Kalliala

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 38.00

    The cultural context in which children grow up has a powerful influence on the way they play. At a time of rapid change in post-industrial societies, childhood play is changing to reflect children's experiences. Adults need to understand that children have their own play culture, which might be different from that of the adults' own childhoods. Enlivened... more...

  • Family Day Careby Ann Mooney; June Statham; Sue Owen

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2003; US$ 47.95

    Family day care or childminding plays a significant role in the provision of childcare in many countries, but is facing new challenges. Bringing together theory, research and knowledge from practice, this topical book presents a variety of informative perspectives on this important service. more...