Childhood and Society

2nd Edition

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Publisher's Synopsis

Where can we draw the line between childhood and adulthood? To what extent is childhood a social construction? How do children make sense of their own social worlds? And do children have control over their social environments?

Childhood and Society 2e explores these questions and key sociological debates to provide a thorough introduction to the sociology of childhood. The second edition takes account of cutting edge research and shows how contemporary practices are impacting on childhood in today's world. In particular, the book:

 Gives clear guidance on how children have been, and continue to be, theorized
 Shows how technology shapes children's play, communication and cultures
 Discusses international case studies that reflect on childhood in a global age
 Assesses the ethical and methodological issues in researching children's lives
 Includes a new chapter on child labour, reflecting on the relationship between work and schooling

With fresh insights into research, theory and policy, this text takes a truly global view on controversial issues in the field, from poverty and children's rights to the media and consumerism. It is an indispensable text for students of sociology, childhood studies, education and social policy.

Book information

ISBN: 9780230241824
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Imprint: Red Globe Press
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition
DEWEY: 305.23
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 330
Weight: 536g
Height: 233mm
Width: 158mm
Spine width: 20mm