This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.

Cultural Politics of Childhood
Cultural politics of childhood

In arguing that childhood is a social construction and that there is no such thing as a single childhood, rather a multiplicity of childhoods, the interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of childhood has coalesced around the label of ‘childhood studies’. In the process, however, it has had to engage with the thorny issue of how so many different childhoods are produced and sustained, particularly in the context of the pressures generated by the growth of discourses about the globalisation of childhood and children's rights in the wake ...

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