Publisher description for Constructing childhood : theory, policy, and social practice / Allison James and Adrian L. James.


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This text provides a critical analysis of the social construction of childhood and children's agency. Through an interdisciplinary synthesis combining social theory, social policy and the empirical findings of social science research, it bridges the current gap between theory and practice, offering an incisive theoretical account of childhood that is grounded in substantive areas of children's lives such as health, education, crime and the family. This furthers understanding of the impact of policy on children's everyday lives and social experiences.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Children Great Britain, Socialization Great Britain, Children and adults Great Britain, Children Government policy Great Britain