This path-breaking book explores children's own accounts of family life after divorce and allows us to see these changes from their point of view. It provides a sociological perspective on how childhood may be changing and how the 'democratic' status of children in the family may be in the process of transformation. The implications for family and legal policy of listening to children's views are also set out.
The Changing Experience of Childhood will be of interest to all those in academic and public life concerned about the future of the family.
Chapter 1: Re-thinking Childhood/Re-thinking Families.
Chapter 2: Childhood and Modern Narratives of Harm.
Chapter 3: Children's Perspectives on Post-Divorce Family Life.
Chapter 4: 'Doing' Post-Divorce Childhood.
Chapter 5: Do children care?: Childhood and Moral Reasoning.
Chapter 6: Children, Citizenship and Family Practices.
Chapter 7: Children's Experiences of Co-parenting.
Chapter 8: Children and their Parents: Different Perspectives.
Chapter 9: Implications.