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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Towards a Cultural Politics of Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-9
    2. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 10-28
    3. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 29-47
    4. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 48-77
    5. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 78-107
  3. Case Studies in the Cultural Politics of Childhood

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-116
    2. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 117-139
    3. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 140-166
    4. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 167-188
    5. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 189-212
    6. Allison James, Adrian L. James
      Pages 213-218
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 219-244

About this book

Introduction

This text provides a critical analysis of the social construction of childhood and children's agency. Through an interdisciplinary synthesis combining social theory, social policy and the empirical findings of social science research, it bridges the current gap between theory and practice, offering an incisive theoretical account of childhood that is grounded in substantive areas of children's lives such as health, education, crime and the family. This furthers understanding of the impact of policy on children's everyday lives and social experiences.

Keywords

exceptionalsociology childhood children education law social policy sociology

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