Theory, Policy and Social Practice
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Constructing Childhood by Allison James
Book DescriptionThrough an interdisciplinary synthesis combining social theory, social policy and the empirical findings of social science research, this title bridges the gap between theory and practice, offering an incisive theoretical account of childhood that is grounded in substantive areas of children's lives such as health, education, crime and the family. This furthers understanding of the impact of policy on children's everyday lives and social experiences.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333948903
(222mm x 141mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Allison James
Craft of Knowledge, Hardback (September 2014)
This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
Socialising Children, Hardback (August 2013)
Drawing on children's narratives about their everyday life this book explores how children come to understand the process of socialization at home, at school and in the neighbourhood as an embodied and biographical experience.
Key Concepts in Childhood Studies, Paperback (July 2012)» View all books by Allison James
A new edition of this popular companion to childhood studies. The first edition was adopted heavily in both education and sociology departments, and the authors have made a timely, well-written update.
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Author Biography - Allison James
ALLISON JAMES is Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield and a pioneer in the area of childhood studies. She is author of numerous publications on children and childhood including Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood (Falmer) and Theorizing Childhood (Polity Press). ADRIAN L. JAMES is Professor of Applied Social Studies at the University of Sheffield. He has published widely in the field of socio-legal studies, covering a range of areas in both family law and criminal justice studies.
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