Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood: Contemporary Issues in the Sociological Study of Childhood

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Allison James, Alan Prout
Routledge, Sep 2, 2003 - Education - 280 pages
First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 A New Paradigm for the Sociology of Childhood? Provenance Promise and Problems
7
An Interpretative Survey 1800 to the Present
33
Chapter 3 Psychology and the Cultural Construction of Childrens Needs
61
A Plea for Childrens Right to be Heard
83
Disneyland the Family and the Multiple Rerepresentations of American Childhood
105
Changing Constructions of Age for Norwegian Children
123
Deconstructing a Construct
141
Chapter 8 Who Are You Kidding? Children Power and the Struggle Against Sexual Abuse
161
A Comparative Perspective on the Globalization of Childhood
187
Time and Transition in the Study of Childhood
227
Notes on Contributors
247
Index
251
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