Childhood: Critical Concepts in Sociology
Taylor & Francis, 2005 - Children - 3 pages
Childhood is an extremely complex and highly contested concept. It refers to a life phase as well as to the age group defined as children, but is also a cultural construction, part of the social and economic structure of communities. The key scholarship collected, introduced, and reprinted in these volumes reflects this complexity and introduces the reader to the wide variety of interpretations that have been and continue to be placed on it.
It might be suggested that the push or initiative in theorizing childhood has derived from advances within sociology and anthropology. However, the future provides potential for interdisciplinary study, which this collection also reflects. The contemporary study of childhood must comprise a conjoining of disciplines: sociology; anthropology; psychology; social geography; history; philosophy; and socio-legal theory, all have something to add to the field and are represented within the collection.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Developmental psychology and the study of childhood
Discourses of the child
Morality and the goals of development
The young citizen
Whose childhood? What crisis?
The everyday world of the child
The childs relations with others
the publicprivate distinction
Spiritual challenges to children facing violent trauma
towards a relational
Childrens constructions of family and kinship
its nature and its role
Public perceptions of childhood criminality
childhood sexuality and space
the search for justice
The futility of schooling
Other editions - View all
abduction activities adult argued become behaviour body boys child abuse child sexual abuse childhood children and young concept concerns construction context crime criminal cultural developmental psychology deviant discourses discussion domain economic epistemology Erica Burman eroticization Etan Patz everyday example experience fact fantasies father gender historical household human idea individual innocence institutions interaction issues James Bulger JonBenet JonBenet Ramsey justice kids knowledge little girls lives London marriage married couple means mental psychology modern moral moral panic mother murder nature normal notion nuclear family offenders organization parents particular phenomenon physical political position practices Press problem produced protection public space reflected relation relationship responsibility risk role Routledge sense social society sociology sociology of childhood specific sphere spiritual stranger danger structure tion trauma understand violence Walkerdine women