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Children, Welfare and the State Barry Goldson

Children, Welfare and the State

Barry Goldson

Published January 15th 2003
ISBN : 9780761972327
Hardcover
212 pages
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A good foundation for those intent on further research - ChildRight It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written - Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at CanterburyThis is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and coversMoreA good foundation for those intent on further research - ChildRight It is intelligent, lively, clear, and well written - Professor Hugh Cunningham, University of Kent at CanterburyThis is an excellent source book which is up-to-date and covers key debates on childhood in an accessible way - Professor Andy Furlong, University of Glasgow In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study of children and childhood within the social sciences. Children, Welfare and the State provides readers with a comprehensive critical introduction to modern childhood studies.In addition to engaging with the broad theoretical debates within the new sociology of childhood and developmental psychology the book:- Explores key questions in relation to researching childhood, childrens agency and social constructionist perspectives-- Traces historical and contemporary developments in social policy responses to children and childhood-- Examines the primary sites of state intervention in regulating and shaping childrens lives.- Re-states the primary significance of social class and other structural divisions in understanding childrens experiences of childhood-- Systematically assesses the impact of inequality and poverty on children and childhood.Children, Welfare and the State has been tailored to appeal to those studying children and childhood within social policy, sociology, psychology, criminology, history, social work and youth and community work courses.