Abstract / Description of output

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 deserve 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 practice

Each section includes commentaries from international experts based in Australia, Brazil, the UK, the USA and Zimbabwe. The book also includes a range of pedagogical features including guiding questions and challenge tasks, quotes from current and previous students, a glossary of terms, as well as a companion website with self-test quizzes, short videos from the authors, students and international scholars.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781350163225, 9781350163232
ISBN (Print)9781350163218, 9781350163201
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2023


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