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Structural, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives Vol: 12

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14 Aug 2014
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
328 pages - 152 x 229 x 17mm
Sociological Studies of Children and Youth
In this volume, guest editor Qvortrup brings together contributions representing structural, historical, and comparative perspectives on the study of children and youth. Here, childhood is conceived as a structural feature of society, subject to the stable and changing forces of the larger social context, and comparable across time and cultures. Such perspectives have been relatively under-represented in the "New Sociology of Childhood," which has tended both to stress children's agency, and to favour ethnographic methods of inquiry. The series editors are pleased to expand and enliven the foci of Sociological Studies of Children and Youth with this volume edited by the internationally renowned Danish Sociologist Jens Qvortrup, the first non-U.S. editor in the series' history.
List of Contributors. EDITORIAL BOARD. Dedication. Macro-sociological studies of childhood: a prologue to a guest issue. The development of childhood. Do ideas matter? Changes in policies concerning children and families in Germany and Norway. Children and distributive justice between generations. Poverty and human resources for children in the United States and selected rich countries. Children's agency in politically divided societies: The case of Northern Ireland. Confiscated time: Are children allowed to manage their own time?. Making sense of child labour in modern society. The value of children – fertility, personal choices and public needs. Children's right to vote: The missing link in modern democracies. Too many children left behind: The inadequacy of international human rights law vis-à-vis the child. Children as bearers of the dream. Sociological studies of children and youth. Structural, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives. Copyright page.

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