A good foundation for those intent on further research' -" ChildRight
It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written' - "Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at Canterbury
This is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way' - "Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow "
In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of children' and childhood' within the social sciences. Children, Welfare and the State provides readers with a comprehensive critical introduction to modern childhood studies.
In addition to engaging with the broad theoretical debates within the new' sociology of childhood and developmental psychology the book:
- Explores key questions in relation to researching childhood, children's agency and social constructionist perspectives;
- Traces historical and contemporary developments in social policy responses to children and childhood;
- Examines the primary sites of state intervention in regulating and shaping children's lives.
- Re-states the primary significance of social class and other structural divisions in understanding children's experiences of childhood;
- Systematically assesses the impact of inequality and poverty on children and childhood.
Children, Welfare and the State has been tailored to appeal to those studying children and childhood within social policy, sociology, psychology, criminology, history, social work and youth and community work courses.
`A good foundation for those intent on further research' - ChildRight
`It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written' - Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at Canterbury
`This is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way' - Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow
Children, Welfare and the State - Barry Goldson An IntroductionThe Sociology of Childhood - Michael Lavalette and Stephen CunninghamNew Sociology and Old Psychology - Sandy HobbsChildren's Voices and Researching Childhood - Jim McKechnieRich Children, Poor Children - Tony NovakChildren and Education - Henry Maitles Inequalities in Our SchoolsWorking Children - Niamh Stack and Jim McKechnieChildren, Class and the Threatening State - Chris JonesChildren, Crime and the State - Barry GoldsonChild Abuse and Child Protection - Brian CorbySex Education as Regulation - Deena Haydon and Phil ScratonChildren, Politics and Collective Action - Stephen Cunningham and Michael Lavalette School Strikes in BritainChildhood - Jim McKechnie Themes and Issues