Kids in Context: The Sociological Study of Children and Childhoods (Hardback)
  • Kids in Context: The Sociological Study of Children and Childhoods (Hardback)
zoom

Kids in Context: The Sociological Study of Children and Childhoods (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£75.00
Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/11/2005
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 4-6 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This book provides an assessment of theories and empirical evidence about children's social worlds, the nature of childhood in contemporary societies, and how these are related to people's perceptions of children and childhood. The social context of contemporary childhood is delineated, children's experiences in different societies and societal subgroups compared, and the impact of social, political, and economic change on children's social position and well-being evaluated.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742520240
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 608 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a joy to read. The points are well articulated and argued, and the evidence and examples hold the interest of the reader. -- Loretta Bass, University of Oklahoma
If you want to know what insights sociologists have about the context, comparison, and change in children's lives in America and across the world, first read Sarane Boocock and Kimberly Scott. They bring the essentials to their work: sharp eyes, warm hearts, systematic minds, and willingness to take the kids' point of view. -- Viviana Zelizer, Lloyd Cotsen '50 Professor of Sociology, Princeton University
Boocock and Scott provide a wonderfully engaging and comprehensive view of children and their childhoods. Their book demonstrates convincingly that children are the best sources for understanding childhood. Kids and Context is a major contribution to the sociology of children and youth. -- William A. Corsaro, Robert H. Shaffer Professor of Sociology, Indiana University, author of The Sociology of Childhood and We're Friends, Right?: Inside Kids' Culture
Impressive breadth is matched by straightforward treatments that define the landscape of current research while resisting easy conclusions. Researchers in the field will find this a useful review of the range of work currently being done. Undergraduate and graduate students will profit from the engagement with scholarship, recent and old, and the extensive bibliography. Highly recommended. * CHOICE *
This book is a thoughtful, informed and welcome contribution to the sociology of childhood literature base....Each section is comprehensive and underpinned by a wealth of literature and research data....Each chapter in this book is so relevant and engaging in terms of all aspects of children's lives that to identify particular chapters for discussion in terms of merit is almost an impossible task....To summarize this is a sound and useful resource for students, academics and paractitioners alike. The authors clearely convey a passion for children's inclusion in all social agendas, which is sustained throughout the book. The authors have their audience to understand the rapidly changing and complex world children and young people now inhabit. * Sage: British Sociological Association, February 2008 *
...[an] excellent presentation of qualitative research and theories of childhood. -- Anne-Marie Ambert, York University

You may also be interested in...

The Freedom Writers Diary
Added to basket
Stories from Ancient Egypt
Added to basket
Liverpool's Children in the 1950s
Added to basket
When the Children Came Home
Added to basket
Kith
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Pinch
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Case Of Mary Bell
Added to basket
When a Friend Dies
Added to basket
The Anthropology of Childhood
Added to basket
Go Ask Alice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
MOD
Added to basket
MOD
£25.00
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.