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Childhood (Key Ideas)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews

In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society:

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Kindle Edition, Second Edition, 188 pages
Published (first published April 18th 1996)
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Jul 18, 2011 Erendira marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Adam Fletcher
In "Childhood" Jenks stabs at the heart of sociology's obsession with mythology, this time in the form of childhood. By providing a concise, if inaccessible, analysis of why and how sociologists, psychologists, and educators conceive of children, Jenks encourages a critical examination of the assumptions behind many institutions. This book provides necessary support for conversations about youth rights, civic engagement, and the roles of young people throughout society. It is a powerful tool for ...more
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Recalled at McGill, but the first half is great.
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