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Sociology of Childhood 5ed

Paperback, 10/08/2017, £41.99
William A. Corsaro’s groundbreaking work, The Sociology of Childhood, is widely acclaimed as the only text that thoroughly covers children and childhood from a sociological perspective—providing in-depth coverage of social theories of childhood, the peer cultures and social issues of children and youth, and children and childhood within the frameworks of culture and history. The Fifth Edition has been thoroughly updated to incorporate the latest research and the most pertinent information so readers can engage in powerful discussions on a wide array of topics.

Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation

Paperback, 01/12/2015, £31.99
An accessible exploration of the macro/micro question in relation to the sociology of childhood. A thoughtful yet approachable textbook with broad appeal across the social sciences.

Research Methods in Early Childhood: An Introductory Guide 3ed

Paperback, 22/01/2018, £25.99
This textbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to the different types of research methods, with a particular focus on how these methods can be used in early childhood. Using examples, case studies and reflection points, the book then illustrates how to translate theory into practice.

Doing Your Early Years Research Project: A Step by Step Guide

7, 14/04/2018, £24.99
This bestselling guide takes the reader on a practical step-by-step journey of an early years research project by breaking down each section into accessible and digestible topics.

Social Study of Childhood

Paperback, 05/08/2016, £34.99
Historically, children were often understood in relation to their development towards adulthood, but the 'new paradigm' of childhood studies has since shown how they should be taken more seriously as active participants in their own lives.

Early Childhood Studies: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Paperback, 28/04/2017, £34.99
Packed full of helpful learning features and engaging case studies, this is a one-stop shop for students studying Early Childhood at all levels. With a strong focus on critical reflection, the book provides coverage of key topics such as child development, socialisation and historical influences, as well as how to become an effective practitioner.

Understanding Gender and Early Childhood: An Introduction to the Key Debates

Paperback, 20/02/2020, £26.99
This book is a comprehensive and accessible introduction into the main issues around gender, and what these mean for our children. Students are encouraged to question why it is more relevant than ever to consider gender issues and reflect critically on their practice and on the practice of others.

My Feelings and Me: A Child's Guide to Understanding Emotions

Paperback, 17/03/2022, £10.99
This practical guide combines cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness methods with simple activities to help your child develop the skills to articulate their feelings and regulate their moods. Your child will be guided, with the help of Pop - a friendly, supportive character they can identify with - through fun and engaging activities.

A History of Childhood in 100 Objects

Paperback, 21/07/2022, £20.00
The story of childhood, told through 100 objects that reveal its history

Revisiting Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed: Issues and Challenges in Early Childhood Education

Paperback, 29/09/2020, £32.99
This reflection on Paulo Freire's seminal volume, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, examines the lessons learnt from Freire and their place in contemporary pedagogical theory and practice. Freire's work has inspired ground-breaking research which Vandenbroeck has collated, demonstrating the ongoing influence on early childhood educators.

Young Children's Rights: Exploring Beliefs, Principles and Practice 2ed

Paperback, 11/03/2008, £29.99
This readable, informative and thought-provoking book is a compelling invitation to rethink our attitudes to young children's rights in the light of new theories, research and practical evidence about children's daily lives. It will be of interest to anyone who works with young children.

Rethinking Childhood: Attitudes in contemporary society

Paperback, 07/03/2009, £36.99
Examines attitudes towards, and experiences of childhood. This title focuses on opposing the processes by which children are made to be 'other': the ways in which children are separated and segregated by adults. It explores different aspects of childhood: from education to health, from national policies to home life.

Children & childhood in western society since 1500

Paperback, 03/03/2005, £24.99
This book investigates the relationship between ideas about childhood and the actual experience of being a child, and assesses how it has changed over the span of 500 years. Hugh Cunningham tells an engaging story of the development of ideas about childhood from the Renaissance to the present, including Locke, Rosseau, Wordsworth and Freud.

Growing up in Medieval London: Experience of Childhood in History

7, 16/03/1995, £18.99
Bringing together a wealth of evidence drawn from court records, coroner's rolls, literary sources, and books of advice, this book weaves a rich tapestry of the life of London children during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.

Children in Society

Paperback, 27/11/2000, £37.99
This reader provides a critical account of the theoretical and practical issues raised in working with children and families. It draws on debates from a range of disciplines to shed light on different perspectives, forms of practice and dimensions of policy.

Children, Media and Culture

Paperback, 01/04/2010, £30.99
This book is intended to broaden the public debate about the role of popular media in children's lives. Its definition of 'media' is wide-ranging: not just television and the internet, but also still-popular forms such as fairy tales, children's literature - including the triumphantly successful Harry Potter series - and playground games.

Children in the City Home,Heighbourhood and Community

Paperback, 24/10/2002, £39.99
This is a combinated work concerning children's lives in contemporary cities which brings together international scholars at the forefront of the debate.

Inventing the Child

Paperback, 24/08/2006, £54.99
Gives an account of what it means to be a child (and a parent) in America at the dawn of the millennium. This work explores the history and development of the concept of childhood, starting with the works of Calvin, Freud, and Rousseau and culminating with the modern 'consumer' childhood of Dr Spock and television.

Early Childhoods in a Changing World

Paperback, 19/05/2010, £20.99
How is the nature of childhood changing? What challenges do children face as they grow up? This book examines: the impact of new technologies, policy, and early education; poverty, changing family circumstances and living in care; and case studies of childhood in certain African countries, the UK, US, Australia, and, Western and Eastern Europe.

Studying Childhood & Early Childhood

Paperback, 20/04/2010, £28.99
This book is a user-friendly, accessible study skills guide designed to support the course materials, subject content and approaches students will encounter.

Right To Childhoods: Critical Perspectives on Rights, Difference and Knowledge in a Transient World

Paperback, 10/12/2010, £34.99
Analysing contemporary childhood by examining new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference. >


Hardback, 01/11/2012, £20.00
From the children of Victoria's reign to the kids of the new millennium, Songs of Innocence explores the seismic shift in attitudes to our formative years and reveals what has made successive generations young.

You Can Help Your Country: English Children's Work During The Second W

Paperback, 30/03/2011, £25.99
This highly-illustrated volume reveals the remarkable, hidden history of children as social agents who actively participated in a national effort during a period of crisis.

Respectful Educators - Capable Learners :Children's Rights and Early Education

Paperback, 28/03/1996, £47.99
This text should help those working with, and for, young children to examine their role and appraise their practice. It should provide insights for students on initial training courses for work with children as well as those studying early years courses.

Picturing Childhood

Paperback, 23/01/2004, £19.99
Using images from a wide variety of sources, this text considers the popular imagery of childhood in relation to news, education, welfare, charity and consumerism and asks what implications does all this have for the ways in which children themselves are treated?

Discovering Child Poverty

Paperback, 19/01/2005, £23.99
This book charts key British developments in child welfare, child poverty research and state support for children from 1800 to the present day. With direct quotations from key sources, it argues that even in the face of clear evidence of hardship the response of policy makers to child poverty has been ambivalent.

Children of the 21st Century : From Birth to Nine Months

Paperback, 05/10/2005, £29.99
This book documents the early lives of almost 19,000 children born in the UK at the start of the 21st century. It is the first time that analysis from the hugely important Millennium Cohort Study has been compiled in a single volume and is also the first in a series of publications reporting on the children's lives at different stages.

Children These Days

Paperback, 31/01/2006, £22.99
What is it like to be a child growing up in Britain these days? Is it a happy or anxious time? What are the best and worst aspects of being a child today? This book draws on accounts of over two thousand children and five hundred adults, to examine the present day meaning of childhood and its implications for policy and practice.

Rethinking Children's Rights

Paperback, 18/03/2010, £28.99
Explores attitudes towards and experiences of children's rights. The authors draw on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and re-appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children.

Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age

Paperback, 05/02/2009, £15.99
Explores the main stresses and influences to which every child is exposed - family, friends, youth culture, values, and schooling. This book also makes recommendations as to how we can improve the upbringing of our children. It tackles issues which affect every child, whatever their background.

Childhood in World History

Paperback, 15/11/2005, £20.99
Focuses on childhood in several ways from childhood across change - the shift from hunting and gathering to an agricultural society, the impact of civilization, and the emergence of major religions, to globalisation and the spread of child-centred consumerism. This book highlights the gains, the divisions, and the losses for children.

Child in Society

Paperback, 17/11/2014, £25.99
Taking a thematic approach, this is an ideal beginner's text for students to understand the relationship between childhood and society.

Learning from Children: Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World

Paperback, 01/09/2014, £27.95
Children and youth, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are experiencing lifestyle choices their parents never imagined and contributing to the transformation of ideals, traditions, education and adult - child power dynamics.

Literature and the Child: Romantic Continuations, Postmodern Contestations

Hardback, 28/02/2000, £33.50
By historicizing the specific political, social and economic conflicts at work within the notion of Romantic childhood, the essayists in this book show how little these forces have changed over time and how enriching and empowering they can still be for children and adults.

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood

Paperback, 09/10/2014, £42.99

Global Childhoods: Issues and Debates

Paperback, 25/09/2014, £32.99
A critical exploration of the constructions of childhood across the social sciences. It questions common global Northern conceptions of childhood and children by providing a wider lens through which to challenge inherent Eurocentrism.

Story of Childhood - Growing Up in Modern Britain

Paperback, 03/07/2006, £9.99
What is childhood for? And how does it really feel to be growing up in Britain today? A provocative and timely portrait of modern childhood told through the lives of nine very different young people

Future of Childhood: Towards the Interdisciplinary Study of Children

Paperback, 16/12/2004, £39.99
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.

Material Child

Paperback, 02/09/2011, £18.99
* An original examination of the effects of consumer culture on children. * Draws on a major study the author was commissioned to lead for the UK Government on this topic. * Written by one of the world's top scholars on childhood and media/culture.
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