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Childhood in society for early childhood studies by Rory McDowall Clark

By Rory McDowall Clark

An obtainable textual content exploring kid's position in society. crucial interpreting for modules exploring the sociology of kids and childhood.

content material: conceal; identify; Copyright; Contents; the writer; Acknowledgements; creation; 1 The context of formative years; 2 The historic context; three The context of the relations; four The context of the surroundings; five The group context; 6 The nationwide context: little ones and social coverage; 7 the worldwide context; eight The kid's personal context; nine The twenty-first century baby; Time line; References; Index.
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How does your own experience of childhood differ from that of your grandparents? Childhood continues to evolve and change; it is a dynamic rather than a static concept and continues to change over time as society itself evolves. In this way childhood may be seen to be in a constant state of transformation or reconstruction (James and Prout, 1997). SUMMARY Whether or not you are convinced by Ariès and Postman’s view that the concept of childhood is a modern invention, the actual experience of being a child has changed dramatically throughout history.

An interesting deconstruction of ‘the family’ that will help you question the way families are understood and the discourses that create and support these perspectives. Archard, D (2003) Children, family and the state. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing. A clear discussion of the complex issue of rights and relationships between the child, the family and the state. Coppock, V (2004) ‘Families’ in ‘crisis’? in Scraton, P (ed) ‘Childhood’ in ‘crisis’? Abingdon: Routledge. This chapter provides a thorough discussion about historical and theoretical perspectives of the family and considers the political dimensions of the family.

This has also made it easier for lone parents and so some single women choose to become mothers and bring up children on their own without the support of a father. Increased acceptance of gay lifestyles means that a number of same-sex couples have been able to start a family with the help of sperm donors. Immigration and the greater cultural diversity of the UK have also had an effect on the make-up of the family. There is now a much higher number of dual-heritage children than in the past as well as extended families which include the presence of grandparents and other family members within the household; multigenerational families are particularly to be found among British citizens originating from the Asian subcontinent.

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