Bringing Children Back into the Family: Relationality, Connectedness and Home Vol: 27

Sam Frankel
King’s University College at Western University, Canada

Sally McNamee
King’s University College at Western University, Canada

Product Details
25 Sep 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
240 pages - 152 x 229mm
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth
Bringing Children Back into the Family reflects on the multi-dimensional nature of children’s relationships within the home. It explores the extent to which these experiences shape children’s meaning-making and how this influences how they position themselves in relation to adults. 

A global team of contributors paint a picture of the complexity of the family, and the extent to which understandings of ‘home’ are deepened by reflecting on children’s experiences as social agents. The chapters and supporting case studies offer some fascinating reflections that explore home in relation to a range of themes including participation, friendship, memory, moral reflectivity, children’s rights and migration. 

With a focus on relationality and connectedness this book reflects on the duality of structure and agency, as it examines this web of interactions and their impact on children’s experiences of the home.
Introduction; Sam Frankel and Sally McNamee
Chapter 1. Who’s zooming (out on) who?: reconceptualising family and domestic spaces in childhood studies; Julie Seymour
Chapter 2. The (cross-cultural) problem of categories: who is ‘child’, what is ‘family’?; Jane Ribbens McCarthy and Ruth Evans, with Guo Yu and Fatou Kébé 
Chapter 3. Children’s voice in the home: a relational, generational space; Deirdre Horgan, Shirley Martin, Catherine Forde  
Chapter 4. Children's Agency and Intergenerational Remembering: Towards a Generational Approach to Social Memory; Vita Yakovlyeva 
Chapter 5. Beyond Yes And No: Practicing Consent In Children’s Everyday Lives; Mackenzie Mountford
Chapter 6. “When Mom And Dad Are Working, I Build Lego”. Children´s Perspectives On Everyday Family Life And Home In The Context Of Parental Home-Based Work Arrangements; Jana Mikats
Chapter 7. Who are “good” friends? Chinese parents’ influences on children’s friend selection; Yan Zhu
Chapter 8. Understanding And Caring For Parents: Moral Reflexivity In The Discourse Of Chilean Children; Ana Vergara, Mauricio Sepúlveda And Irene Salvo  
Chapter 9. Children in Families: Contexts of Experiences and Participation in Nigeria; Olayinka Akanle and Ewajesu Opeyemi Okewumi  
Chapter 10. A Present Absence: Representations Of Palestinian Children In The Home: Bree Akesson And Omri Grinberg 
Chapter 11. Positioning Children’s Agency in Everyday Home Spaces and Objects: Linking Theory and Research; Michelle Janning 
Chapter 12. Sociology of the Transnational Child:The case study of unaccompanied immigrant minors From the Northern Triangle; Hansel Alejandro Aguilar Avila
Chapter 13. Children’s Bedroom As An Instance Of Socialization; Cibele Noronha De Carvalho And Maria Alice Nogueira 
Chapter 14. Children Of Kashmir And The Meaning Of Family; Tamanna Shah
Sam Frankel is Associate Professor at King’s University College at Western University, Canada and is a Visiting Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. 

Sally McNamee is Associate Professor at King’s University College at Western University, Canada.

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