An Introduction to Childhood
Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives
By (author) Heather Montgomery
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Introduction to Childhood by Heather Montgomery
Book DescriptionIn An Introduction to Childhood , Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405125901
(227mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This lively and accessible collection of essays by leading scholars and children's writers, some reprinted and others newly commissioned, provides students with high quality critical material on the most widely studied classic and contemporary texts. Chronologically organized, it spans picture books to the cross-over fiction of Harry Potter.
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Author Biography - Heather Montgomery
Heather Montgomery is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at The Open University. She has written on children and sexuality, tourism, children's rights and on the role of children in anthropology. Her publications include Modern Babylon? Prostituting Children in Thailand (2001), Understanding Childhood: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2003, with Martin Woodhead), and Changing Childhoods: Global and Local (2003, with Martin Woodhead and Rachel Burr).
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