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Theorizing Childhood. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5227674
  • Book
  • January 1998
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
In recent years there has been a rapid growth of interest in the sociological study of childhood. This new book draws together the major developments in the field. In particular, the book discusses contemporary sociological and anthropological research in order to develop key links between the study of childhood and social theory, exposing its historical, political and cultural dimensions.
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Part I: Imagining Childhood.

1. The Presociological Child.

2. The Sociological Child.

Part II: Situating Childhood. .

3. Childhood in Social Space.

4. The Temporality of Childhood.

5. Play as Childhood Culture?.

6. Working Children.

7. One Childhood or Many?.

8. The Body and Childhood.

9. Researching Childhood.

Part III: Theorizing Childhood.

10. Theorizing Childhood.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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Allison James
Chris Jenks Brunel University.

Alan Prout Keele University.
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