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The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children Vol: 14

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19 Jul 2011
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
352 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth


This volume is comprised of empirical research and theoretical papers within three key areas, namely children's well being, children and youth peer cultures, and the rights of children and youth. These empirical studies include children's voices and experiences from four continents (Asia, Europe, North America and South America) and a range of methodological and theoretical orientations. A clear connection to social policy at a national and international level is made in many of these studies. Topics are wide-ranging and include: Praetorian militarization; school mobility; math and reading achievement gaps; dating and the developmental discourse in a summer camp; and, school and social exclusion for urban young people. Altogether, these studies highlight how structure and culture both limit and enable the life chances of children, how children interpret and construct their social relations and environments, and how children view themselves as well as how others view the rights of children. This volume is a further example of how the "Sociological Studies of Children and Youth" series successfully showcases major strands of current thinking on children and youth in our world today.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. Series Background. Introduction: The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children. Praetorian Militarization and Children's Life Chances. School Mobility, Social Capital, and Educational Experiences of Latino Foster Care Youth. Math and Reading Achievement Gaps – New Insights to Old Problems. Focused: How Students Construct Attentiveness in First-Grade Classrooms. The Age of Love: Dating and the Developmental Discourse in a Middle School Summer Camp. New Avenues to School Exclusion and Social Exclusion for Urban Young People in the UK. Constructing Alternative Femininity: The Gender Identity of “Bad Girls” in Taiwan. Applying the “New” Sociology of Childhood to Explain the Black–White Test-Score Gap. Waiving Parental Consent when Researching At-Risk Youth. Remembering the Child Patient. Participation and Protection of Youngsters with Serious Behavior Problems in Norwegian Child Welfare Services. Do ECE Public Policies Consider Young Children's Agency? A Study in São Paulo, Brazil. Political and Legal Effects of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Latin American Countries. About the Co-Editors and Authors. The Well-Being, Peer Cultures and Rights of Children. Sociological studies of children and youth. Sociological studies of children and youth. Copyright page.

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