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Childhood By Chris Jenks

Childhood
by Chris Jenks

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In this fascinating book Chris Jenks thoroughly examines the concept of childhood. He focuses on the way the image of the child is played out in society, looking specifically at its image through history and the reality of child abuse.
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Childhood by Chris Jenks

The sociology of childhood has a relatively short history, yet it has grown as an area of academic and policy interest in recent years. The social sciences previously handled childhood either through theories of socialization or through developmental psychology - both of which approaches have lead to children being considered as a natural rather than social phenomenon. Childhood offers a greater appreciation of the social factors that make up our knowledge of children and childhood. It gives us a critical framework through which to understand private attitudes and public policy in relation to the child, viewing childhood from a social constructionist perspective. The basic assumption that childhood is a social construct reveals that our understandings of childhood and the meanings that we place upon children vary considerably from culture to culture, but also quite radically within the history of any one culture such as our own.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Constituting Childhood Chapter 2. The Conceptual Limitations of a Sociological Approach to Childhood Chapter 3. The Birth of Childhood Chapter 4. The Abuse of Childhood Chapter 5. The Strange Death of Childhood Postscript

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GOR001209048
Childhood by Chris Jenks
Chris Jenks
Key Ideas
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1996-04-18
160
0415120144
9780415120142
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