The Future of Childhood: Towards the Interdisciplinary Study of Children
RoutledgeFalmer, 2005 - Education - 167 pages
In this ground-breaking book, Alan Prout discusses the place of children and childhood in modern society. He critically examines 'the new social studies of childhood', reconsidering some of its key assumptions and positions and arguing that childhood is heterogeneous and complex. The study of childhood requires a broad set of intellectual resources and an interdisciplinary approach. Chapters include:
This book is essential reading for students and academics in the field of childhood studies, sociology and education.