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Theorising Childhood

Citizenship, Rights and Participation

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Focuses on cutting edge theoretical thinking from a diverse community of scholars

  • Brings together children’s citizenship, participation and rights

  • Applies theoretical concepts to the 'real' world by addressing practitioners, policy makers, politicians and including empirical research

Part of the book series: Studies in Childhood and Youth (SCY)

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Beyond the Modern ‘Norm’ of Childhood: Children at the Margins as a Challenge for the Sociology of Childhood

    • Manuel Jacinto Sarmento, Rita de Cássia Marchi, Gabriela de Pina Trevisan
    Pages 135-157
  3. Conclusion: Lived Childhoods

    • Claudio Baraldi, Tom Cockburn
    Pages 263-270
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 271-278

About this book

Focusing on children's citizenship, participation and rights, this edited collection draws on the work of a number of leading scholars in the sociology of childhood. The contributors explore a range of themes including: tensions between pragmatism and grand theory; revisiting agency/structure debates in the light of children; the challenging of binary thought prevalent in studies around 'generations' and other aspects of sociology; the manifestation of power in time and space; the application of theories into the 'real' world through NGOs, practitioners, policy makers, politicians and empirical research. 

The collection will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including childhood studies, sociology, politics and social policy, as well as policy makers and practitioners interested in the citizenship, rights and participation of children. 

Keywords

  • Pragmatism
  • Grand theory
  • Agency/structure debates
  • Marginalised childhood
  • Social constructionism
  • childhood studies

Reviews

“Personally, I approached the book due to my recent scholarly interest in children’s rights, especially in a transnational context, as part of my research into the sociology of the family. … I warmly recommend the present work to all those interested in the topics of citizenship, rights and participation of children, as it provides the reader with the necessary overview required to understand the recent research directions in the field.” (Viorela Ducu, Romanian Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 13 (1), 2019) “This volume presents a rich and stimulating conversation about the theoretical underpinnings of children’s participatory citizenship. Leading sociologists in childhood studies gather to press the discussion to new levels of complexity and sophistication. The result is a fresh, experimental, and rewarding reflection on children’s lived agency and its relations to power, marginalization, globalization, rights, interdependency, and much else. (John Wall, Rutgers University, USA)

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    Claudio Baraldi

  • Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom

    Tom Cockburn

About the editors

Claudio Baraldi is Professor of Sociology of Cultural and Communicative Processes at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.

Tom Cockburn is Professor of Social Sciences and Head of Department at the Department of Social Sciences, Edge Hill University, UK. 

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Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-72673-1
  • 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 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)