Thatcher's Children?: Politics, Childhood and Society in the 1980s and 1990s
Jane Pilcher, Stephen Wagg
Psychology Press, 1996 - Education - 231 pages
That childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media. It also considers the response of the caring professions and the "Modern Left" who campaign, amongst other things, for the establishment of children's rights.
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Introduction Thatchers Children?
Dont Try to Understand Them Politics Childhood and the New Education Market
Keeping It in the Family Thatcherism and the Children Act 1989
The New Politics of Child Protection
Back to the Future? Youth Crime Youth Justice and the Rediscovery of Authoritarian Populism
Gillick and After Children and Sex in the 1980s and 1990s
Growing Pains The Developing Childrens Rights Movement in the UK
The Politics of Child Poverty 19791995
Killing the Age of Innocence Newspaper Reporting of the Death of James Bulger
Ive Just Seen a Hole in the Reality Barrier Children Childishness and the Media in the Ruins of the Twentieth Century
Thatchers Working Children Contemporary Issues of Child Labour
Child Prostitution and Tourism Beyond the Stereotypes
Notes on Contributors
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