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Key thinkers in childhood studies
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Key thinkers in childhood studies

Carmel Smith and Sheila Greene

Abstract

Key thinkers in childhood studies presents the contrasting perspectives of some of the leading figures involved in shaping the field of childhood studies over the last 30 years. Using in-depth interviews, 22 high profile pioneers, who represent a range of disciplines and nationalities, share personal and unpublished accounts of their work and careers. They reflect on the significant changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss the evolution of ideas underpinning the field, examine current tensions and dilemmas and explore challenges for the future. This book fi ... More

Keywords: children, childhood, youth, childhood studies, interviews, researchers, practitioners, students

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447308072
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447308072.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmel Smith, author
Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin

Sheila Greene, author
Trinity College Dublin