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Once again, James and James have produced a book which will define Childhood Studies in the coming years. This is an essential book for everyone interested in this rapidly expanding field and offers a series of short, in-depth, introductory essays which provide invaluable starting points for further exploration. Indispensible to anyone interested in studying childhood.
Heather MontgomeryReader in the Anthropology of Childhood at The Open University
A useful text to support continued research into key aspects
I found this text to be a really useful introduction to Childhood Studies. The book is informative, clearly establishing the key concepts but also thought provoking; identifying the complexities that surround this discipline. The suggestions for further reading were much appreciated, too.
Our first year students struggle not only with new ideas but with the terminology of ideas, concepts, discourses. This book will now be essential reading for all students on the BA Childhood Studies, and we hope it will be their close companion througout their degree course. It is an excellent 'go to dictionary of ideas' for childhood studies students.
Very useful in explaining all the important key concepts, highlighting which topics interrelate with others, and providing a good basis for future reading.
A really good guide for the various aspects and concepts in Childhood Studies. Key information all at hand - very easy to follow and find the details one is looking for. Very useful as a tool for anyone studying in the Childhood field
This is a very good book providing easy access to key ideas in childhood studies. It is good as an adjunct and ready reference rather than a core text.
A great introduction / reference text for key concepts.
A challenging text that is recommended for all levels of the BA in Childhood Studies programme.
The short, focussed chapters provide students with a comprehensive overview of a topic which they can then research in further depth.
Covers a range of contemporary issues related to childhood in a concise but extremely informative way. Presents some alternative viewpoints, which learners can reflect and build upon.
Excellent text for undergraduate students. Sufficient depth but manageable for students for whom childhood studies is not their primary focus. Great introductory text.
A thorough focus on the older years as opposed to early years, good supplemental reading.
Useful for background reading.
Key areas that students can 'dip' in and out of reading, each peice of text has relevant and informative ideas. Clear links to practice is identified from each peice of text/subject contained within.
An excellent book again by James and James, which gives students information regarding key concepts in Early Chidhool Studies in an accessible and clearly written manner. Will be recommending this book to my students.
I have recommended that this book is purchased as a generic introductary book to early childhood studies. It covers a wide remit- which reflects many of the topics that are included in our course - and offers clear introductions/summaries and useful references to follow up.
Great for first year students who need to get their heads around terminology. Provides foundational knowledge.
A very good introduction to key concepts appropriate for 1st year students
This book gives a fantastic first look at many key concepts which are new to students in a way that is easily approachable and understandable. A great place to start further studies.
Helps students to understand some of the key terminology in an easy to read format.
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