Children, Welfare and the State

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Barry Goldson, Michael Lavalette, Jim McKechnie
SAGE, 2002 - Social Science - 211 pages
A good foundation for those intent on further research' -" ChildRight

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It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written' - "Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at Canterbury

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This is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way' - "Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow "

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of children' and childhood' within the social sciences. Children, Welfare and the State provides readers with a comprehensive critical introduction to modern childhood studies.

In addition to engaging with the broad theoretical debates within the new' sociology of childhood and developmental psychology the book:

- Explores key questions in relation to researching childhood, children's agency and social constructionist perspectives;

- Traces historical and contemporary developments in social policy responses to children and childhood;

- Examines the primary sites of state intervention in regulating and shaping children's lives.

- Re-states the primary significance of social class and other structural divisions in understanding children's experiences of childhood;

- Systematically assesses the impact of inequality and poverty on children and childhood.

Children, Welfare and the State has been tailored to appeal to those studying children and childhood within social policy, sociology, psychology, criminology, history, social work and youth and community work courses.

 

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Contents

New Sociology and Old Psychology
29
Childrens Voices and Researching Childhood
42
Rich Children Poor Children
59
Inequalities in Our Schools
73
Working Children
87
Children Class and the Threatening State
102
Children Crime and the State
120
Child Abuse and Child Protection
136
Sex Education as Regulation
152
School
169
Themes and Issues
188
Index
205
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