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Taming Childhood?

A Critical Perspective on Policy, Practice and Parenting

Authors: Creasy, Rob, Corby, Fiona

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  • Explores and critiques theories of the socialisation of children
  • Argues that the changing nature of childhood has a negative impact upon children and young people’s ability to achieve well-being
  • Examines stages of socialisation such as early years, school and the home
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This book explores the links between recent reports of increasing levels of unhappiness and mental health problems amongst children and young people, and changes within childhood which restrict and reduce opportunities for children to develop and maintain resilience. Although in academic terms children may be viewed as beings, Creasy and Corby posit that there is much to suggest that for parents, practitioners and policy-makers, children are primarily seen as becomings. The book argues that viewing children as becomings, together with the idea that childhood is fraught with danger, contributes to practices and policies which can be seen as making childhood tame. This taming of childhood leads to an impoverished childhood that does not provide the space that children need to grow and develop. Furthermore, Taming Childhood? challenges the idea that young adults are 'snowflakes', unable to cope with everyday pressures.

Students and scholars across a range of social science disciplines will find this book of interest. 


About the authors

Rob Creasy is Subject Director, Social Science at York St John University, UK.

Fiona Corby is Senior Lecturer in Education at Teeside University, UK.



Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £35.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11842-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-11841-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Taming Childhood?
Book Subtitle
A Critical Perspective on Policy, Practice and Parenting
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11842-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11842-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11841-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 159
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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