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Children, family and the state

Decision-making and child participation

Children, family and the state examines different theories of childhood, children's rights and the relationship between children, parents and the state.

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Teenage pregnancy

The making and unmaking of a problem

This book examines who is likely to have a baby as a teenager, the consequences of early motherhood and how teenage pregnancy is dealt with in the media. The author argues that society's negative attitude to young mothers marginalises an already excluded group and that efforts should be focused on support.

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Childhoods in Context

Edited by Alison Clark

The book offers insights into childhood by focusing on accounts of home and family, school, public spaces and sites of work in local and global settings.

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Understanding Childhood

A Cross Disciplinary Approach

Understanding childhood is a fresh look at how childhood has changed in recent years and reveals how children's needs and experiences have achieved a new visibility

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Children and Young People’s Cultural Worlds

Children and young people's cultural worlds offers a critical introduction to childhood in the digital age and challenges adult concerns, highlighting instead the diversity of children's experiences and relationships with each other.

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Local Childhoods, Global Issues

This interdisciplinary textbook examines children's lives across the world, acknowledging the great differences as well as points of comparison, between childhoods in different contexts.

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Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies

This book presents the perspectives of 22 leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. They reflect on the changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss ideas underpinning the field, examine current dilemmas and explore challenges for the future.

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Champions for Children

The Lives of Modern Child Care Pioneers

This book looks at the lives of six inspirational individuals who have made significant contributions to the well-being of disadvantaged children. Based on documentary research and extensive interviews, the book relates personal histories to wider developments and makes important connections between poverty, inequality and child care policy.

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Pushed to the Edge

Inclusion and Behaviour Support in Schools

This ambitious book is the first to provide a detailed insight into the politics and practices of internal school exclusion, highlighted through the experiences of the young people attending internal behaviour support units.

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Narcissistic Parenting in an Insecure World

A History of Parenting Culture 1920s to Present

Harry Hendrick shows how broader social changes, including neoliberalism, feminism, the collapse of the social-democratic ideal, and the 'new behaviourism', have led to the rise of the anxious and narcissistic parent, In this provocative history of parenting.

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Parenting the Crisis

The Cultural Politics of Parent-Blame

This book examines how pathologising ideas of failing, chaotic and dysfunctional families create a powerful consensus that Britain is in the grip of a ‘parent crisis’ and are used to justify increasingly punitive state policies.

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Practice-Based Research in Children's Play

Offering a fresh look to complement the dominant singular voice of developmental psychology, this unique collection of 12 research projects carried out in the UK and USA is essential reading for anyone studying or working with children at play.

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