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Childhood by Chris Jenks
Book DescriptionIn this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: * the history of childhood from medieval times through the enlightenment 'discovery' of childhood to the present * the mythology and reality of child abuse and society's response to it * the 'death' of childhood in cases such as the James Bulger murder in which the child itself becomes the perpetrator of evil. Part of the highly successful Key Ideas series, this book gives students a concise, provocative insight into some of the controlling concepts of our culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415341660
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Chris Jenks
Rationality, Education and the Social Organization of Knowledege, Hardback (December 2011)
The manner in which we come to an understanding of our world presents problems for us all, but the method by which we ought best to acquire such knowledge represents the problem of contemporary education. This book seeks to explore some of the underlying practises and assumptions that go to produce and sustain both sets of activities.
Conceptualising 'Learning' in Applied Linguistics, Hardback (August 2010)» View all books by Chris Jenks
An exciting new collection by world-leading researchers in L2 learning addressing: Why do conceptions of 'learning' vary so much in L2 learning research? Is there a conceptualisation of 'learning' to which members of different schools of SLA can subscribe?
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Author Biography - Chris Jenks
Chris Jenks is Professor of Sociology and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Brunel University. He has written numerous books on culture, sociology and childhood. He is interested in sociological theory, post-structuralism and heterology, childhood, cultural theory, visual and urban culture and extremes of behaviour.
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