Future of Childhood by Alan Prout
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Future of Childhood
By Alan Prout

The Future of Childhood

Towards the Interdisciplinary Study of Children

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Future of Childhood by Alan Prout

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In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources and an interdisciplinary approach. Chapters include: * the changing social and cultural character of contemporary childhood and the weakening boundary between adulthood and childhood * a look back at the emergence of childhood studies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries * the nature/culture dichotomy * the role of material artefacts and technologies in the construction of contemporary childhood. This book is essential reading for students and academics in the field of childhood studies, sociology and education.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415256742
ISBN-10: 0415256747
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Future of Childhood by Alan Prout Future of Childhood, Paperback (December 2004)

Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in the late modernity. He argues that there appears to be a greater cultural confusion about the form that childhood should take.

Hearing the Voices of Children by Alan Prout Hearing the Voices of Children, Paperback (June 2003)

The main theme of this book is the emergence of 'the child's voice' and the implications of this for social policy across countries and continents.

Body, Childhood and Society by Alan Prout Body, Childhood and Society, Hardback (April 1999)

This work examines how children's bodies are constructed in schools, families, courts, hospitals and in film. Recognizing that children's bodies are a target for adult practices of social regulation, the contributors show that children are also active in their construction.

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Author Biography - Alan Prout

Alan Prout is Professor of Sociology and Director of the ESRC Children 5-16 Programme, University of Stirling.

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