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Children in Culture, Revisited
Further Approaches to Childhood
 
 
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13 Jun 2011
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Children in Culture Revisited follows on from the 1998 first volume, Children in Culture, to offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. The chapters, all newly written for this collection, serve both as a wide-ranging introduction to theoretical debates on childhood across the disciplines as well as presenting highly innovative research. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, the contributors engage with childhood in art history, film studies, radio studies, literature and children's literature, psychology, education, law and archaeology, demonstrating along the way how these apparently separate disciplines share core concerns focused through their engagements with childhood.


Description

Children in Culture Revisited follows on from the 1998 first volume, Children in Culture, to offer further fully inter- and multidisciplinary considerations of childhood as a culturally and historically constructed identity rather than a constant psycho-biological entity. The chapters, all newly written for this collection, serve both as a wide-ranging introduction to theoretical debates on childhood across the disciplines as well as presenting highly innovative research. Written in a clear and jargon-free style, the contributors engage with childhood in art history, film studies, radio studies, literature and children's literature, psychology, education, law and archaeology, demonstrating along the way how these apparently separate disciplines share core concerns focused through their engagements with childhood.


Reviews

'A timely volume that demonstrates the strength of multidisciplinary studies and takes childhood seriously.' - Maria Nikolajeva, Professor of Education, University of Cambridge, UK


Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction: Voice, Agency, and the Child; K.Lesnik-Oberstein
Gender and Childhood in Neoliberal Times: Contemporary Tropes of the Boychild in Psychological Culture; E.Burman
Playthings: Archaeology and the Material Ambiguities of Childhood; E.C.Casella
Homophobic Bullying: A Queer Tale of Childhood Politics; D.Monk
Reading the 'Happy Child': Normative Discourse in Wellbeing Education; H.Smith
Perspectives and Community: Constructions of Autism and Childhood; H.Ainslie
Bothering About Words: Children's Literature and Ideas of Simplicity and Instruction; S.Spooner
The Child and Irony; S.Walsh
Fort/ Da: A Reading of Picturing Innocence by Anne Higonnet; N.Cocks
Television for Children: Problems of National Specificity and Globalisation; J.Bignell
Out with Romany: Simulating the Natural in BBC Radio's Children's Hour 1932-1943; S.Flynn
Vital Victims: Senses of Children in the Urban J.Bavidge
Selected Bibliography
Index


Authors

KARIN LESNIK-OBERSTEIN is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Reading, UK. Recent publications include (as editor and contributor) The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair (2006) and the monograph On Having an Own Child: Reproductive Technologies and the Cultural Construction of Childhood (2008).