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Children and Youth Speak for Themselves Vol: 13

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23 Mar 2010
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
472 pages - 152 x 229 x 41mm
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth


The theme of this volume is an outgrowth of one of the Section sponsored sessions at the 2006 ASA meetings in Montreal; 'Children and Youth Speak for Themselves'. The volume is a collection of articles from scholars who pay particular attention to children and/or adolescents' voices, interpretations, perspectives, and experiences within specific social and cultural contexts. Contributions include research stemming from a broad spectrum of methodological and theoretical orientations. This is a cutting-edge compilation of the most current child-centred scholarship on the sociology of children and childhood.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. Scholars giving voice so that children and youth can speak for themselves: An introduction to this special volume. “They don't wanna get their education. “And no flowers grow there and stuff”: Young children's social representations of poverty. “I like being intervieeeeeeewed!”: Kids’ perspectives on participating in social research. “You can't count on nobody in life”: Homeless youth and the transition to adulthood. Child sexual abuse and embodiment. How maltreatment matters: Effects of child maltreatment on academic performance. The importance of audience and agency for representation: A case study of an urban youth media community. From “He's too nice” to “Some day”: Using photography to understand what urban students want to learn in school. Middle school students' perceptions of character education: What they are doing when someone is. The value of volunteering: comparing youths’ experiences to popular claims. Trophies, triumphs, and tears: Children's experiences with competitive activities. “Into it” or “going through the motions”: Exploring how college students understand their academic engagement. Moving into line: The educational, occupational, and family ambitions of the youth of Gautreaux two. Speaking the unspeakable: Youth discourses on racial importance in school. “I learn being black from everywhere I go”: Color blindness, travel, and the formation of racial attitudes among African American adolescents. Sociological studies of children and youth. Children and Youth Speak for Themselves. Copyright page.

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