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Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, Agents

Innovative Approaches to Research Across Space and Time

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Encompasses a wide temporal and global range

  • Focuses on childhoods from the 18th century to the present

  • Speaks directly to the reader about methods and positionality

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, Agents: An Introduction

    • Deborah Levison, Mary Jo Maynes, Frances Vavrus
    Pages 1-9
  3. Construction of Children and Youth as SUBJECTS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Turning off the Recorder: Caring Relationships in Research with Youth

      • Judith Josephat Merinyo, Laura Wangsness Willemsen
      Pages 69-83
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 261-277

About this book

“Each chapter makes a valuable and original contribution to the larger field of childhood and youth studies. Each author speaks with both passion and compassion about issues that too often are ignored or brushed aside. The collection as a whole is truly wonderful, bringing together such a diverse range of methodologies and foci into a cohesive and exciting whole.”
Katherine B. Rosier, Professor of Sociology, Central Michigan University, USA

This textbook showcases innovative approaches to the interdisciplinary field of childhood and youth studies, examining how young people in a wide range of contemporary and historical contexts around the globe live their young lives as subjects, objects, and agents. The diverse contributions examine how children and youth are simultaneously constructed: as individual subjects through social processes and culturally-specific discourses; as objects of policy intervention and other adult power plays; and also as active agents who act on their world and make meaning even amidst conditions of social, political, and economic marginalization. In addition, the book is centrally engaged with questions about how researchers take into consideration children’s and young people’s own conceptions of themselves and how we conceptualize child and youth potentials for agency at different ages and stages of growing up. Each chapter discusses substantive research but also engages in self-reflection about methodology, positionality, and/or disciplinarity, thus making the volume especially useful for teaching. 

This book will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including childhood studies, youth studies, girls’ studies, development studies, research methods, sociology, anthropology, education, history, geography, public policy, cultural studies, gender and women’s studies, and global studies.

Deborah Levison is a Professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. 

Mary Jo Maynes is a Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, USA. 

Frances Vavrus is a Professor in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota, USA. 

 

Keywords

  • history
  • sociology
  • methodology
  • geography
  • interdisciplinarity
  • childhood studies

Reviews

“Each chapter makes a valuable and original contribution to the larger field of childhood and youth studies. Each author speaks with both passion and compassion about issues that too often are ignored or brushed aside. The collection as a whole is truly wonderful, bringing together such a diverse range of methodologies and foci into a cohesive and exciting whole.”
Katherine B. Rosier, Professor of Sociology, Central Michigan University, USA


Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

    Deborah Levison, Mary Jo Maynes, Frances Vavrus

About the editors

Deborah Levison is a Professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. 

Mary Jo Maynes is a Professor of History at the University of Minnesota, USA. 

Frances Vavrus is a Professor in Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota, USA.         



 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Children and Youth as Subjects, Objects, Agents

  • Book Subtitle: Innovative Approaches to Research Across Space and Time

  • Editors: Deborah Levison, Mary Jo Maynes, Frances Vavrus

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-63632-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-63631-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-63632-6

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 277

  • Number of Illustrations: 14 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging, History, Children, Youth and Family Policy

Buying options

eBook
USD 39.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-63632-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)