Critical Childhood Studies : Global Perspectives, Paperback / softback Book

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The book provides an advanced, accessible text for childhood studies, which is suitable and challenging for those coming from practice, different parts of the world and from a range of disciplines.

Key ideas within childhood studies are introduced, from agency to intersectionality to children’s rights.

Addressing children and young people under the age of 18, the book combines concepts from seminal texts with challenging, critical views and alternatives, to stimulate readers to develop their own analysis and apply the results to their own interests.

It reveals how childhood studies draws on a rich and diverse range of perspectives from child development, educational studies, history, human rights, media studies, philosophy, public health, race and ethnicity studies, to social anthropology.

The book is organised around five sections: Foundations of Childhood Studies Childhood Studies Meets Other Disciplines Childhood Studies Meets Children’s Rights Studies Intersectional Perspectives on Childhood Childhood Studies in PracticeEach section includes commentaries from international experts based in Australia (Amanda Third), Brazil (Irene Rizzini), the UK (Erica Burman), the USA (Sarada Balagopalan) and Zimbabwe (Tendai Charity Nhenga).

The book has a range of pedagogical features including guiding questions and challenge tasks, quotes from students and other experts, and a glossary of terms.

The book has a companion website with videos from authors, students and those working in practice and policy, interactive tasks and other resources.

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