By (author) Michael Wyness
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Contesting Childhood by Michael Wyness
Book DescriptionDrawing on work from within the developing field of childhood studies, this text examines theoretical and policy driven understandings of the current position of children in society. Through an analysis of policy reforms and professional initiatives within educational child care and legal contexts, the author examines different, potentially competing viewpoints of childrens social position. Chapters are devoted to a number of related themes, including child policy and moral ambiguity, the limits to child protection, the individualization of schooling and childhood and citizenship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750708241
(216mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael Wyness
Childhood, Hardback (November 2014)
What is childhood? In recent years, a cluster of critical and complex ideas have emerged around the nature of biological, social and psychological growth in the early years, reflecting the changing nature of adult - child relations, and political and cultural understandings of childhood in the twenty-first century.
Childhood and Society, Paperback (October 2011)
Exploring new research, policy and thinking within childhood sociology, this book now takes a global view on key and controversial issues in the field. The new edition continues to engage with competing theoretical positions, whilst bringing in a new focus on children's agency and featuring a new chapter on children in the workplace.
Contesting Childhood, Paperback (November 1999)» View all books by Michael Wyness
Wyness argues for new, more effective conceptions of childhood, derived from analysis of recent social policy.
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