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Youth Prospects

Resources and Identities in an Unravelling Europe

This book assesses the challenges young people face in the contemporary labour markets of England and Germany in the context of mass migration, rising nationalism and accelerating technological change, and considers the resources and skills young people in Europe will need in the future.

Policy Press
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Decolonizing Childhoods

From Exclusion to Dignity

Uses a wide range of international case studies form the Global South to examine the stark repercussions of colonial conquest on children’s lives and childhood policy today. Liebel shows the work that we must do to decolonize childhoods globally and ensure that children’s rights are better promoted and protected.

Policy Press

The Politics of Children's Services Reform

Re-examining Two Decades of Policy Change

Drawing on access to prominent policy makers, Purcell examines the origins and impact of children’s services reform under recent Labour and Conservative-led governments, including Labour’s Every Child Matters programme and the Munro Review. He also reassesses the impact of high-profile child abuse cases, including Victoria Climbié and Baby P.

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Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection

International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies

Lessons from child protection errors and mistakes in 11 countries in Europe and North America are drawn together in a stimulating study from leading researchers in the field. By comparing and contrasting impacts, responses and responsibilities, it deepens understanding of how child protection systems fail and points to ideas for risk reduction.

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Maternal Imprisonment and Family Life

From the Caregiver's Perspective

Exploring the untold experiences of family members and friends caring for the children of female prisoners in England and Wales, this book analyses the complex challenges of the ‘family sentence’ they serve and the realities of their disenfranchised status in society, policy and practice.

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Designing Parental Leave Policy

The Norway Model and the Changing Face of Fatherhood

This compelling book examines parental leave policies in Nordic countries, looking at how these laws encourage men towards life courses with greater care responsibilities. It considers the impact that these policies have had on gender equality and how they have led to a re-gendering of men by promoting ‘caring masculinities’.

Bristol Uni Press
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Online Child Sexual Victimisation

Focusing on online facilitated online sexual abuse, this book takes a rigorous approach to existing literature to address some of the most pressing public and policy questions on this type of abuse. It examines which children are most vulnerable, how their vulnerability is made, what they are vulnerable to and how we can foster resilience.

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Child Poverty

Aspiring to Survive

Placing children’s experiences, needs and concerns at the centre of its examination of contemporary policies and political discourses surrounding poverty in childhood, this book examines a broad range of structural, institutional and ideological factors common across developed nations and forges a radical new pathway for the future.

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Why Who Cleans Counts

What Housework Tells Us about American Family Life

Every household has to perform housework. Using quantitative, nationally representative survey data this book theorizes about how power dynamics as reflected in housework performance help us understand broader family variations.

Policy Press
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Liberalism, Childhood and Justice

Ethical Issues in Upbringing

Fowler provides an innovative critical exploration of ethical issues in children’s upbringing through the lens of political philosophy, calling for a radical new understanding of what constitutes wellbeing, the duties of parents and the collective obligations of state and society in guaranteeing children flourishing lives.

Bristol Uni Press
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Children Framing Childhoods

Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care

Based on a unique longitudinal study and offering a critical visual methodology of “collaborative seeing”, this book shows how a diverse community of young people in Worcester, MA used cameras at different ages (10, 12, 16, 18) to capture the centrality of care in their lives, homes and classrooms.

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Reassessing Attachment Theory in Child Welfare

This book offers an analysis of the limitations of child attachment theory as the basis for decision-making in child welfare practice, examining controversies and offering a new pedagogy that is responsive to the changing dynamics of contemporary families.

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