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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.