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An Introduction To Childhood Studies Paperback – 1 Nov 2008

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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Open University Press; 2 edition (1 Nov. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0335228704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0335228706
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 346,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mary Jane Kehily's book "An Introduction to Childhood Studies" has been a successful text in this area. Published at a time when Childhood Studies was emerging as a distinct discipline, the book provides an analysis of key themes in a broad and accessible introduction for students and practitioners. Featuring contributions from a number of prestigious authors in the field, the book has established itself on many reading lists, but would now benefit from a general update of material to remain fresh.A summary of updates is below: all chapters to be updated in light of recent changes - including developments in policy and practice, recent developments in children's literature, moral panic around sexual abuse, the impact of media technology on children's lives, and changes in the law; a new introductory conceptual mapping chapter by Professor Martin Woodhead of the Open University; and, a new chapter on children's rights and educational provision from Glenda MacNaughton (Uni of Queensland, Australia) including coverage of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (This will add both an international perspective to global issues, and an international author).

A new concluding chapter will be added. The future of childhood chapter will bring the themes and concepts together and look ahead both to the future research and study of childhood and the future of childhood itself. Further reading suggestions will be added to the chapters.

About the Author

Mary Jane Kehily is Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies at the Open University, UK.

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