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Children and the Good Life : New Challenges for Research on Children - Sabine Andresen

Children and the Good Life

New Challenges for Research on Children

By: Sabine Andresen (Editor), Isabell Diehm (Editor), Uwe Sander (Editor), Holger Ziegler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 29th September 2010
ISBN: 9789048192182
Number Of Pages: 208

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In April 2009, an inspiring international conference was held at Bielefeld on the topic "Children and the Good Life: New Challenges for Research on Children." The focus was on how we can define and measure a "good life" for children growing up in the modern world. This tied in with discussions on how convincing universalistic theories are, what research on children can contribute, and how children themselves can be integrated into the research process and debates on the "good life." Discourses and the production of knowledge on the "good life" or "well-being" require a guiding idea or a theoretical frame. This frame can come from the feminist ethic of care or from the Human and Children's Rights Convention, from the idea of welfare, or from the Capability Approach.

Introductionp. 1
Children and the Good Life: Theoretical Challengesp. 7
Modern Children and Their Well-Being: Dismantling an Idealp. 13
Children, the Feminist Ethic of Care and Childhood Studies: Is This the Way to the Good Life?p. 29
Childhood Welfare and the Rights of Childrenp. 41
Children and Their Needsp. 53
The Capability Approach and Research on Childrenp. 69
The Capability Approach and Research on Children: Capability Approach and Children's Issuesp. 75
Subjective Well-Being and Capabilities: Views on the Well-Being of Young Personsp. 91
Language Education-For the "Good Life"?p. 103
Children's Perspectives: Methodological Critiques and Empirical Studiesp. 115
Biographical Research in Childhood Studies: Exploring Children's Voices from a Pedagogical Perspectivep. 119
Researching Identities, Difference, Subjectivities and Social Relations in Childhood Within Multi-ethnic Infant and Primary School Settingsp. 131
Childhood Studies in Turkeyp. 141
Structural Conditions and Children in Different National Contextsp. 159
Child Poverty-Social and Economic Policy for Childrenp. 163
Well-Being of Children in Turkeyp. 177
Roma Children and Social Exclusion in Lithuania: Sociological Approach to Human Developmentp. 189
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9789048192182
ISBN-10: 9048192188
Series: Childrena (TM)S Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 29th September 2010
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48