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This book introduces the inter-disciplinary study of childhood and youth and the multi-agency practice of professionals who serve the needs of children, young people and their families. Exploring key theories and central ideas, research methodology, policy and practice, it takes a holistic, contextual approach that values difference and diversity. It examines concepts such as identity, representation, creativity and discourse and issues such as ethnicity, gender and the ‘childhood in crisis’ thesis. Furthermore, it challenges opinion by exploring complex and controversial modern-day issues, and by engaging with a range of perspectives to highlight debates within the field.

Living and Learning in Different Communities: Cross-Cultural Comparisons
Living and learning in different communities: Cross-cultural comparisons
PaulGardner
Introduction

In the previous chapter, Will Coster explored the changing constructs of childhood across time and place and how these might be represented through various media. In this chapter, I shall return to certain themes introduced earlier. The emphasis here, however, will be on comparisons of ...

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