First published in 1997. The second and fully revised edition of James and Prout's acclaimed seminal work on the study of childhood.
A new paradigm for the sociology of childhood? Provenance, promise and problems, Alan Prout and Allison James; constructions and reconstructions of British childhood - an interpretive survey, 1800 to the present, Harry Hendrick; psychology and the cultural construction of children's needs, Martin Woodhead; a voice for children in statistical and social accounting - a plea for children's right to be heard, Jens Qvortrup; it's a small world - Disneyland, the family and the multiple representations of American childhood, Pauline Hunt and Ronald Frankenberg; negotiating childhood - changing constructions of age for Norwegian children, Anne Solberg; street children - deconstructing a construct, Benno Glauser; who are you kidding? children, power and the struggle against sexual abuse, Jenny Kitzinger; childhood and the policy makers - a comparative perspective on the globalization of childhood, Jo Boyden; re-presenting childhood - time and transition in the study of childhood, Allison James and Alan Prout.
Allison James, Alan Prout
'It is thus timely to publish this second, revised and wholly updated edition of the book which made such a major contribution to this process. This second edition will be a necessary update for all educationalists and professionals involved with children.' - RoutledgeFarmer