Politics, Childhood and Society in the 1980s and 1990s
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Thatcher's Children? by Jane Pilcher
Book DescriptionThat childhood is a social construction is understood both by social scientists and in society generally. The authors of this book examine the political issues surrounding childhood, including law making, social policy, government provisions and political activism.; This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media. It also considers the response of the caring professions and the "Modern Left" who campaign, amongst other things, for the establishment of children's rights.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750704618
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Routledge Falmer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This text examines current social and political issues involving childhood. It looks at the impact of the "New Right" who talk of family values, parent power in schools, irresponsible provision of contraception to young girls and the increase in child violence as a result of mass media.
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