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  • Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhoodby Catherine R. Cooper; Cynthia T. Garcˇa Coll; W. Todd Bartko; Helen M. Davis; Celina Chatman

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 115.00

    When can contexts and diversity be resources, rather than risks, for children's developmental pathways? Scholars, policy makers, and practitioners increasingly realize that middle childhood matters as a time when children's pathways diverge, as they meet new and overlapping contexts they must navigate on their way to adolescence and adulthood. This... more...

  • Boyhood in Americaby Priscilla Ferguson Clement; Jacqueline S. Reinier

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 185.00

    This work focuses on the life and history of American boyhood through the centuries. The book covers education, ethnicity, sports, work, religion, health issues, and more. Expert contributors offer perspectives from a myriad of disciplines, including history, cultural studies and sociology. 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...

  • Children's Spacesby Mark Dudek

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 78.95

    This collection of essays is concerned with the experiences children have within the supervised worlds they inhabit, as well as with architecture and landscape architecture. International examples of innovative childcare practice are illustrated together with the design processes which informed their development. The emphasis here is on new and experimental... more...

  • The War for Children's Mindsby Stephen Law

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    First Published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...