An Introduction to Childhood

Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives

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Author: Heather Montgomery

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444358251

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years. Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

Routledge International Handbook of Children’s Rights Studies

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Author: Wouter Vandenhole,Ellen Desmet,Didier Reynaert,Sara Lembrechts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317669738

Category: Law

Page: 436

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Since the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) children’s rights have assumed a central position in a wide variety of disciplines and policies. This handbook offers an engaging overview of the contemporary research landscape for those people in the theory and practice of children’s rights. The volume offers a multidisciplinary approach to children’s rights, as well as key thematic issues in children’s rights at the intersection of global and local concerns. The main approaches and topics within the volume are: • Law, social work, and the sociology of childhood and anthropology • Geography, childhood studies, gender studies and citizenship studies • Participation, education and health • Juvenile justice and alternative care • Violence against children and female genital mutilation • Child labour, working children and child poverty • Migration, indigenous children and resource exploitation The specially commissioned chapters have been written by renowned scholars and researchers and come together to provide a critical and invaluable guide to the challenges and dilemmas currently facing children’s rights.

Parenting After the Century of the Child

Travelling Ideals, Institutional Negotiations and Individual Responses

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Author: Tatjana Thelen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317084136

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Bridging the gap between studies orientated around parenthood and those on the ’globalization’ of childhood, Parenting After the Century of the Child provides a timely intervention to the scholarship. It explores in depth negotiations of travelling ideals on childhood, showing the power of institutional implementations that affect parenting practices. Drawing on the latest research conducted in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and South East Asia, this book examines ideas currently travelling across the globe within institutional settings, providing new insights into the dynamics and ambivalences involved in the simultaneous reframing of childhood and parenthood. This truly global volume will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists with interests in gender, childhood studies and the sociology of the family.

Handbook of Children's Rights

Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Author: Martin D. Ruck,Michele Peterson-Badali,Michael Freeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317660048

Category: Psychology

Page: 618

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While the notion of young people as individuals worthy or capable of having rights is of relatively recent origin, over the past several decades there has been a substantial increase in both social and political commitment to children’s rights as well as a tendency to grant young people some of the rights that were typically accorded only to adults. In addition, there has been a noticeable shift in orientation from a focus on children’s protection and provision to an emphasis on children’s participation and self-determination. With contributions from a wide range of international scholars, the Handbook of Children’s Rights brings together research, theory, and practice from diverse perspectives on children’s rights. This volume constitutes a comprehensive treatment of critical perspectives concerning children’s rights in their various forms. Its contributions address some of the major scholarly tensions and policy debates comprising the current discourse on children’s rights, including the best interests of the child, evolving capacities of the child, states’ rights versus children’s rights, rights of children versus parental or family rights, children as citizens, children’s rights versus children’s responsibilities, and balancing protection and participation. In addition to its multidisciplinary focus, the handbook includes perspectives from social science domains in which children’s rights scholarship has evolved largely independently due to distinct and seemingly competing assumptions and disciplinary approaches (e.g., childhood studies, developmental psychology, sociology of childhood, anthropology, and political science). The handbook also brings together diverse methodological approaches to the study of children’s rights, including both quantitative and qualitative perspectives, and policy analysis. This comprehensive, cosmopolitan, and timely volume serves as an important reference for both scholarly and policy-driven interest in the voices and perspectives of children and youth.

Kindheiten

Wie kleine Menschen in anderen Ländern groß werden

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Author: Michaela Schonhöft

Publisher: Pattloch eBook

ISBN: 3629320635

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Afrikanische Babys schreien viel weniger als deutsche; in japanischen Kitas fühlen sich die Kleinen viel wohler als in unseren; in Finnland leistet die Schul-Ambulanz erste Hilfe bei mangelndem Lernerfolg – es gibt noch viel mehr Beispiele gelingender Kindererziehung auf dieser Welt! Michaela Schonhöft war in Südostasien und Südamerika, in Skandinavien und Frankreich und anderswo und hat mit Eltern rund um den Globus gesprochen. Ihr Rat: Liebe Eltern, lasst euch von den guten Erfahrungen in anderen Ländern inspirieren! Es geht auch ohne die vermeintlichen Patentrezepte deutscher Pädagogen.

Anthropological Perspectives on Care

Work, Kinship, and the Life-Course

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Author: Erdmute Alber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137513446

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

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In the course of last two decades, the notion of care has become prominent in the social and cultural sciences. As a result of this proliferation of care in several disciplinary fields, we are observing not only the expansion of its conceptual meaning, but also an increasing imprecision in its usage. A growing amount of literature focuses on the intersection between work, gender, ethnicity, affect, and mobility regimes. In view of this growing field of literature, Anthropological Perspectives on Care looks at the notion of care from an anthropological perspective. Complementing earlier approaches, Alber and Drotbohm argue that an interpretation of care in relation to three different concepts, namely work, kinship and the life-course, will facilitate empirical and conceptual distinctions between the different activities that are labeled as care.

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global

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Author: Afua Twum-Danso Imoh,R. Ame

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283343

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global examines the imposition of the modern Western notion of childhood, which is now deemed as universal, on other cultures and explores how local communities react to these impositions in various ways such as manipulation, outright rejection and acceptance. The book discusses childhoods in different regions of the world and boasts a range of contributors from several academic disciplines such as Sociology, Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Criminology and Human Rights, who are experts on the regions they discuss. The book argues against the notion of a universal childhood and illustrates that different societies around the world have different notions of childhood. This book is recommended reading for students, scholars and practitioners working with children in the Global South as well as internationally.

Adolescent Sexual Behavior in the Digital Age

Considerations for Clinicians, Legal Professionals and Educators

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Author: Fabian Saleh,Albert Grudzinskas Jr.,Abigail Judge

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357978

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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The nexus between the digital revolution and adolescent sexual behavior has posed significant challenges to mental health practitioners, attorneys, and educators. These digital technologies may facilitate dangerous behaviors and serious consequences for some youth. Adolescent Sexual Development in the Digital Age considers adolescent sexual behavior in both clinical and legal contexts and provides a basis for clinicians, legal professionals, educators, policy makers, parents and the general public to understand the impact that technology has on human growth and development. The book's contributing authors are leading authorities in adolescent development, law, and ethics, fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue within the text. New technology poses many opportunities for both normal and risky sexual behavior in youth; including "sexting," social networking, cyber-sexual harassment, commercial exploitation of children, and child pornography. Beyond just cataloging the various technologies impacting sexual behavior, this volume offers guidance and strategies for addressing the issues created by the digital age.

The Ethics of Everyday Life

Moral Theology, Social Anthropology, and the Imagination of the Human

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Author: Michael Banner

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030775

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.

Biosocial Perspectives on Children

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Author: Catherine Panter-Brick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521575959

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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Explores biological and social aspects of childhood across a wide spectrum of cultures.

Anthropology News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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Young People

Participation and Sustainable Development in an Urbanizing World

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Author: Tatek Abebe

Publisher: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sustainable urban development

Page: 98

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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies

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Author: Trisha Maynard,Nigel Thomas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761970743

Category: Education

Page: 266

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An Introduction to Early Childhood Studies is a comprehensive text that has been designed to provide students with an introduction to the main theories and issues within the field of early childhood studies. The book adopts a multi-discplinary approach and pulls together all the key themes involved in the study of young children and childhood. Written by a team of leading academics and practitioners, this is a lively and engaging text that will be a core text for all those involved in the study of childhood

Appeals of Childhood

Child Vendors, Volunteer Tourists, and Visions of Aid in Cusco, Peru

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Author: Aviva Sinervo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 900

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Children's Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends

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Author: Heather Montgomery,Nicola J. Watson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 432

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Children’s Literature: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends provides students with high quality critical material on a selection of important classic and contemporary children’s books. From Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women to J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to Melvin Burgess’s Junk, each has been selected because they still find a favoured place on the bookshelves of today’s children and because they are widely studied on university courses. These case studies explore children’s literature across a variety of genres and ages, bringing together lively and accessible scholarly essays by leading scholars, some reprinted and others newly commissioned. The collection is supported by detailed introductory material, suggestions for further reading and a colour plate section reproducing covers and illustrations.

Understanding childhood

A Cross Disciplinary Approach

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Author: Mary Jane Kehily

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447305809

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Understanding childhood is a fresh look at how childhood has changed in recent years and reveals how children's needs and experiences have achieved a new visibility

Children in Families

Research and Policy

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Author: Julia Brannen,Margaret O'Brien

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780750704762

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Much academic work on families and households has focused in the past on the adult members. However, a surge of interest in children's issues has occurred recently in the social sciences. A key theoretical assumption in this area of research is that children's relationships and cultures are worthy of study in their own right and that children play an active part in the construction of these cultures and relationships.; This work provides perspectives on children in their family contexts. It shows that children's needs and wishes have often been neglected in the social sciences, especially in the areas of law, social policy and sociology. The authors present empirical research on children and young people in contemporary family settings and offer theoretical insights which challenge existing thinking on modern childhood. They draw on international comparisons between the condition of childhood and children's welfare, putting forward an argument for future research and policy initiatives needing to concentrate on, and even privilege, children.