9780521604703

The Agency of Children: From Family to Global Human Rights

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780521604703

  • ISBN10:

    0521604702

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-25
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $34.99 Save up to $1.05
  • Buy New
    $33.94

    SPECIAL ORDER: 1-2 WEEKS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

The idea of children's agency is central to the growing field of childhood studies. In this book David Oswell argues for new understandings of children's agency. He traces the transformation of children and childhood across the nineteenth, twentieth and early twenty-first centuries and explores the dramatic changes in recent years to children's everyday lives as a consequence of new networked, mobile technologies and new forms of globalisation. The author reviews existing theories of children's agency as well as providing the theoretical tools for thinking of children's agency as spatially, temporally and materially complex. With this in mind, he surveys the main issues in childhood studies, with chapters covering family, schooling, crime, health, consumer culture, work and human rights. This is a comprehensive text intended for students and academic researchers across the humanities and social sciences interested in the study of children and childhood.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Introduction
Agency after Ariès: sentiments, natures and spaces
Social Theories of Children and Childhood
Modern social theories: agency and structure
Partial and situated agency
Subjectivity, experience and post-social assemblages
Spaces of Experience, Experimentation and Power
Family and household
School and education
Crime and criminality
Health and medicine
Play and consumer culture
Political economies of labour
Rights and political participation
Conclusions
Conclusions
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review