The Child in Society
- Hazel R Wright - Anglia Ruskin University, UK
The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction.
Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover:
- Historical and Cultural Perspectives
- Policy and Economic Perspectives
- Psychological and Biological Perspectives
- Contemporary Views.
Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care.
This fantastic foundation will help you to begin to understand the relationship between the child and society.
An interesting read, moving from historic to contemporary childhood. Explores the childs place in society not forgetting the links between the child and the environment and time to which they belong. Highly recommend both for tutors and students alike.
This is a brilliant book that explains the meaning of ‘a child’ and discusses childhood from different perspectives. It can be used for a variety of modules taught on Foundation and BA degrees.
This is an area which always grips our students and starts off the debate...this text will enhance the discussion and support the links to theory.
Historical and political aspects of children within society well explained.
Excellent coverage of issues related to the child in society covering different perspectives. It includes a clear discussion about what childhood is that may help in modules such as children's rights.
CLEAR EXCELLENT TEXT DEALING WITH CURRENT AND RELEVANT ISSUES THAT IMPACT ON YOUNG CHILDREN.
A SERIOUS TEXT SUPPORTING A RANGE OF HIGHER LEVEL COURSES.
A useful text for undergraduate students. Its clear presentation enables students to access the broad and fundemental issues influencing children's experiences in contemporary society.
A strong text dealing with contentious issues in Early Years education. Well designed and challenging both at UG nad PG levels.
This text is interesting because it can engage readers in the trans-disciplinary themes that make up Childhood Studies. Students can use this text as a reference source and at the sometime learn about the historical,political and cultural influences and the role the pioneers in Early Education have taken towards the changing perspectives in contemporary society. The different disciplines and therefore discourses contained in this volume is concise and accessible. The overview at the beginning of each chapter does help the reader to contextualise each theme as do the summaries and refection boxes. Extensive range of materials and sources included.
A fantastic book for all undergraduate students that are interested in understanding the different perspectives on childhood and a historical construction of childhood per se.
Sample Materials & Chapters
C1. Moss, 'Memory, space and time...'
C1. O'Brien, 'The Nature of Childhood...'
C1. Schousboe, 'Local and global perspectives...'
C2. Hochschild, 'Cul-de-sacs...'
C2. Naterer & Godina, 'Bomzhi...'
C2. Worthman, 'The Ecology of human development...'
C3. Bailey et al. 'Coming of age...'
C3. Chamberlain 'Small worlds...'
C3. Little, 'Some Children matter...'
C4. Taylor, 'Reconceptualizing...'
C4. Vallgarda, 'Adam's escape...'
C4. wilson, 'Ye Heart of a father...'
C5. Burman, 'Deconstructing...'
C6. Farrell et al. 'Family change...'
C6. Moran-Ellis, 'Reflections on the sociology...'
C6. Smith, 'Producing governable subjects...'
C7. Campbell-Barr, 'Care and business...'
C7. Penn, 'International perspectives...'
C7. Saraceno, 'Childcare needs...'
C8. Linncove, 'does the age...'
C8. Merrell, 'What children know and can do..'
C8. Singh, 'Contexts of childhood play...'
C9. Hill, 'Endangered childhoods...'
C9. Katz, 'Cultural geographies...'
C9. Plowman, 'Using mobile phone...'
C10. Marsh, 'children as knowledge brokers...'
C10. Martins, 'The Dangers of the single story...'
C10. Selbie, 'Talking early childhood...'
References for journal articles accompanying The Child in Society