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Title Contextualizing childhoods : growing up in Europe and North America / edited by Sam Frankel, Sally McNamee
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
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Descript 1 online resource (xvii, 279 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction; Sam Frankel and Sally McNamee -- 2. Childhood Agonistes: The Liminal Horizons of Late Modern Childhood; Alan Pomfret -- 3. After the Century of the Child: Swedish Education and the Transformation of the Role of the Child; Peter Lilja and Despina Tzimoula -- 4. Pencil Box Journey: Old Colony Mennonite children, education, and schooling; Wendy Crocker -- 5. Contexts of Twinship: Discourses and Generation; Kate Bacon -- 6.The Art of Belonging; Sam Frankel -- 7. Reflections on global citizenship narratives in Canadian higher education through international experiential/service learning: Moving toward new practices for youth and global poverty engagement; Allyson Larkin -- 8. Children and Death in the Canadian Context; Eunice Gorman -- 9. Lives lost, voices unheard: Examining the importance of youth-led research amidst one community's adult-centred responses to youth suicides; Tara Bruno -- 10. Britain, Brexit and Belonging: Concluding thoughts; Sally McNamee and Sam Frankel
This edited collection draws together a variety of contexts of contemporary childhoods, linking thinking from Canada with spaces in the UK and Sweden. The contributors explores the discourses that shape those childhoods and how this then impacts on the way that children come to experience their everyday lives. The aim of the book is not to reflect the entirety of childhood experience but to draw off particular expertise that shine a light into partial, yet significant areas of children's lives, with the contributions engaging with a range of voices and perspectives. As a result, the collection advocates the need for childhood studies to zoom out from a predisposition to isolate the child, which has been seen as a necessary part of conceptualizing childhood. As a result, the book focuses on a 'context' for childhoods through a consideration of both structure and agency, and through this seeks to recognise the interconnected nature of the arenas within which children live their everyday lives. A range of themes are covered, including the education system, identity within the home, suicide in communities, and younger children's 'political' engagement and sense of belonging. Contextualising Childhoods will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, law, and education
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Subject Children -- Europe -- Social conditions
Children -- North America -- Social conditions
Children -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies
Child development -- Europe
Child development -- North America
Child development -- Cross-cultural studies
Childhood, Adolescence and Society
Sociology of Family, Youth and Aging
Sociology of Citizenship
Alt Author Frankel, Sam, editor
McNamee, Sally, editor
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