Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Author: Allison James
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317593820
Format: PDF
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When the first edition of this seminal work appeared in 1990, the sociology of childhood was only just beginning to emerge as a distinct sub-discipline. Drawing together strands of existing sociological writing about childhood and shaping them into a new paradigm, the original edition of this Routledge Classic offered a potent blend of ideas that informed, even inspired, many empirical studies of children’s lives because it provided a unique lens through which to think about childhood. Featuring a collection of articles which summarised the developments in the study of childhood across the social sciences, including history, psychology, sociology, anthropology, feminist and developmental studies, scholars and professionals from developed and developing countries world-wide shared their knowledge of having worked and of working with children. Now with a new introduction from the editors to contextualise it into the 21st century, this truly ground-breaking text which helped establish childhood studies as a distinctive field of enquiry is being republished.

Childhood in Society for the Early Years

Author: Rory McDowall Clark
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473996430
Format: PDF, Docs
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Childhood can only be understood in relation to the multitude of social factors which surround it. This book is written for students doing degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood Studies and related disciplines. It offers an introduction to the study of childhood and the different contexts within which childhood exists. The text encourages you to re-think childhood, exploring childhood from different contexts - from the child within the family, to the global perspective and the child's own perspective. It enables you to begin to understand childhood in relation to society and to develop the skills to look at childhood from a critical standpoint. This Third Edition includes a new chapter on 'The Evolution of Early Years Provision' adding essential context to the current situation. It has been updated in line with recent changes in the Early Years sector and includes some critical examination of the new Baseline Assessment.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare

Author: Pat Dolan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317374746
Format: PDF
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In the context of the increasing global movement of people and a growing evidence base for differing outcomes in child welfare, Routledge Handbook of Global Child Welfare provides a compelling account of child welfare, grounded in the latest theory, policy and practice. Drawing on eminent international expertise, the book offers a coherent and comprehensive overview of the policies, systems and practices that can deliver the best outcomes for children. It considers the challenges faced by children globally, and the difference families, services and professionals can make. This ambitious and far-reaching handbook is essential reading for everyone working to make the world a better and safer place for children.

Young People Social Media and the Law

Author: Brian Simpson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317601440
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book critically confronts perceptions that social media has become a ‘wasteland’ for young people. Law has become preoccupied with privacy, intellectual property, defamation and criminal behaviour in and through social media. In the case of children and youth, this book argues, these preoccupations – whilst important – have disguised and distracted public debate away from a much broader, and more positive, consideration of the nature of social media. In particular, the legal tendency to consider social media as ‘dangerous’ for young people – to focus exclusively on the need to protect and control their online presence and privacy, whilst tending to suspect, or to criminalise, their use of it – has obscured the potential of social media to help young people to participate more fully as citizens in society. Drawing on sociological work on the construction of childhood, and engaging a wide range of national and international legal material, this book argues that social media may yet offer the possibility of an entirely different – and more progressive –conceptualisation of children and youth.

Kindheit soziologisch

Author: Heinz Hengst
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322810046
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Das Buch gibt einen Überblick über die jüngste Entwicklung der Kindheitssoziologie. Es führt ein in die Konzepte der neueren soziologischen Kindheitsforschung, diskutiert die gesellschaftliche Positionierung von Kindern und den gegenwärtigen Wandel von Kindheit. Repräsentanten der neuen Forschungsrichtungen aus Dänemark, Finnland, Großbritannien, Italien, den Niederlanden, Norwegen, Österreich und der Bundesrepublik stellen exemplarisch sozialstrukturelle, kulturanalytische und konstruktivistische Perspektiven der Kindheitsforschung vor. In allen Beiträgen wird Kindheit als Ausdruck eines konkret-gesellschaftlichen Generationenverhältnisses diskutiert. Das Themenspektrum reicht von der generationalen Arbeitsteilung über den Mediengebrauch und die alltägliche Lebensführung, Peer- und Familienbeziehungen bis zur Neuorganisation von Lernformen.

Rhetorik und Stilistik Rhetoric and Stylistics Halbband 1

Author: Ulla Fix
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110211408
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The series Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action and interaction.