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Wyness, Michael

Childhood

Wyness, Michael - Childhood, ebook

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What is childhood? In recent years, a cluster of critical andcomplex ideas have emerged around the nature of biological, socialand psychological growth in the early years, reflecting thechanging nature of adult - child relations, and political andcultural understandings of childhood in the twenty-firstcentury.

In this clear and concise book, Michael Wyness offers freshinsights into the current state of play within childhood studies.Drawing on work from a number of disciplines including sociology,geography and history, he discusses the contested terrain oftheoretical and research advances with particular attention to thenotion of children’s agency and the concept of globalchildhoods. Key conceptual debates are illustrated through a rangeof contemporary issues that affect children and adults, includinginequality, child abuse, ill-health, child labour, sexualizationand identity formation.

This book will appeal to students and academics within the fieldsof sociology, education, geography, history and childhood studies.

Keywords: Childhood, children, youth, development, sociology, psychology, education, life course

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Polity Key Concepts in the Social Sciences series
Page amount
232 pages
Category
Psychology
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745689470
Printed ISBN
9780745662350

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