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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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Grassroots Youth Work

Policy, Passion and Resistance in Practice

This engaging book paints a picture of passionate grassroots youth workers, at a time when their practice is threatened by spending cuts, target cultures and market imperatives. Using interviews, dialogue and research diary excerpts the author brings youth work practice and theory to life.

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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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The Well-Being of Children in the UK

This is the classic assessment of the state of child well-being in the UK. This fourth edition has been updated to review the latest evidence, including the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures since 2008. An essential resource.

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Understanding Youth in the Global Economic Crisis

Drawing on eight countries as case studies Professor Alan France tells the story of what impact the 2007 global crisis and the great recession that followed has had on our understandings of youth.

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Young People, Welfare and Crime

Governing Non-Participation

Offers a challenging interpretation of the ways in which young people’s non-participation is becoming marginalised and criminalised. It re-examines the causes and consequences of youth unemployment in and beyond the UK from an unusually wide range of social science disciplines and perspectives.

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Gendering Women

Identity and Mental Wellbeing through the Lifecourse

Led by women’s life history accounts, this is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course.

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Rematerialising Children's Agency

Everyday Practices in a Post-Socialist Estate

This detailed study of children’s everyday practices in a small deprived neighbourhood of post-socialist Bratislava, provides a novel insight on the formation of children’s agency and the multitude of resources it comes from.

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Vulnerability and Young People

Care and Social Control in Policy and Practice

Draws on in-depth research with marginalised young people and the professionals who support them to explore the implications of a ‘vulnerability zeitgeist’, asking how far the rise of vulnerability in welfare and criminal justice processes serves the interests of those who are most disadvantaged.

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Dark Secrets of Childhood

Media Power, Child Abuse and Public Scandals

This ground-breaking book explores the relationship between the media, child abuse and shifting adult–child power relations which, in Western countries, has spawned an ever-expanding range of laws, policies and procedures introduced to address the ‘explosion’ of interest in the issue of child abuse.

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Change and Continuity in Children's Services

This collection of 12 new and revised essays on child care and children’s services gives a unique and lasting review of child care services explaining significant political, economic, legal and ideological aspects of this history from the mid-1850s.

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Families and Poverty

Everyday Life on a Low Income

The central interest of this innovative book is the role and significance of family in a context of poverty and low-income. Based on a micro-level study carried out in 2011 and 2012 with 51 families in Northern Ireland, it offers new empirical evidence and a theorisation of the relationship between family life and poverty.

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