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Childhood Studies - Web Discount

Welcome to Palgrave Macmillan’s Childhood Studies collection. Childhood Studies has both matured and experienced remarkable diversification over the past twenty-five years, and our growing list of interdisciplinary titles publish the most innovative work produced on all manner of child-related themes.

With notable series such as Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood and Critical Approaches to Children’s Literature, key titles include Reading History in Children’s Books, The Child in British Literature, Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global and The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies. By using the discount code CONF2012 you are entitled to a 25% Discount on the below titles.

To receive your discount, please enter the discount code CONF2012 at checkout.  Discount is available until April 19 2013.

 

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This landmark publication in the study of children and childhood signals the recognition of a significant area of study. Childhood studies has both matured and...

By Jens Qvortrup, William A. Corsaro and Michael-Sebastian Honig

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Educating Young Giants

What Kids Learn (And Don't Learn) in China and America

In her groundbreaking book, Educating Young Giants, Nancy Pine reveals how reliance on antiquated teaching methods and ineffectual reform efforts has left...

Nancy Pine

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Probation and Social Work on Trial

Violent Offenders and Child Abusers

This topicalbook uses the recent Dano Sonnex and Baby Peter cases to analyze the problems facing both probation and child protection under conditions of...

"...This topicalbook uses the recent Dano Sonnex and Baby Peter cases to analyze the problems facing both probation and child protection under conditions of.... This topicalbook uses the recent Dano Sonnex and Baby Peter cases to analyze the problems facing both probation and child protection under conditions of economic recession and public spending cuts.. "A powerful and incisive analysis of some of the main changes in Probation and Children's Social Work over the last forty years, together with..."

Wendy Fitzgibbon

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This ground-breaking work provides the first history of ideas about the sexual child in modernity. Beginning with twenty-first century panics about...

By R. Danielle Egan and Gail Hawkes

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Coming of Age in Times of Crisis

Youth, Schooling, and Patriarchy in a Venezuelan Town

Coming of Age in Times of Crisis is an ethnographic study of secondary school youth growing up in a rural town in the Venezuelan Andes in the 1990s. Janise...

Janise Hurtig

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The Graffiti Subculture

Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York

This book is the most extensive contribution to our understanding of the graffiti subculture to date. Using insights from ethnographic research conducted in...

Nancy Macdonald

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The New Politics of Youth Crime

Discipline or Solidarity?

The New Politics of Youth Crime argues that the centrality of "law and order" to the New Labour project has generated a youth justice strategy that threatens...

"...The New Politics of Youth Crime argues that the centrality of "law and order" to the New Labour project has generated a youth justice strategy that threatens.... The New Politics of Youth Crime argues that the centrality of "law and order" to the New Labour project has generated a youth justice strategy that threatens to deepen the problems it purports to solve. Analyzing the profound changes in UK youth crime in the 1980s, this book posits the French Social Prevention Initiative of the 1980s a..."

John Pitts

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Peter Kirby's analytical survey of child labor during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon...

"...Peter Kirby's analytical survey of child labor during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon.... Peter Kirby's analytical survey of child labor during the industrial revolution asserts that the concentration by some historians and social commentators upon small numbers of industrially-employed children has diverted attention from the important role of the working child within the context of the family, the labor market and the st..."

Peter Kirby

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Modern Children's Literature

An Introduction

The study of children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time...

"...The study of children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time.... The study of children's literature is currently receiving much public and critical attention. Organized to show developments in children's literature over time and across genres, this attractively illustrated introductory guide looks at key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, to ..."

Kimberley Reynolds

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Moscow Theatres for Young People

A Cultural History of Ideological Coercion and Artistic Innovation, 1917-2000

The first publication on Russian theatre for children and youth in English, this book reveals the complex and important role of theatre for youth throughout...

"...The first publication on Russian theatre for children and youth in English, this book reveals the complex and important role of theatre for youth throughout.... Moscow Theatres for Young People shows how the totalitarian ideology of the Soviet period shaped the practices of Soviet theatre for youth, as exemplified by the two oldest theatres for children and youth in Moscow: the Central Children's Theatre/RAMT and the Moscow Tiuz. Weaving together politics, economics, pedagogy, and aesthetics th..."

Manon van de Water

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Children and Media Outside the Home

Playing and Learning in After-School Care

Karen Orr Vered demonstrates how children’s media play contributes to their acquisition of media literacy. Theorizing after-school care as intermediary space,...

"...Karen Orr Vered demonstrates how children’s media play contributes to their acquisition of media literacy. Theorizing after-school care as intermediary space,.... Karen Orr Vered demonstrates how children’s media play contributes to their acquisition of media literacy. Theorizing after-school care as intermediary space, a large-scale ethnographic study informs this theory-rich and practical discussion of children’s media use beyond home and classroom.. ..."

Karen Orr Vered

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British Film Institute

Spirited Away

Spirited Away, directed by the veteran anime film-maker Hayao Miyazaki, is Japan’s most successful film, and one of the top-grossing ‘foreign language’ films...

Andrew Osmond

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Ratcatcher

The film-maker Lynne Ramsay has been hailed as one of the finest new talents in world cinema, and Ratcatcher, her first feature, has attracted international...

"...The film-maker Lynne Ramsay has been hailed as one of the finest new talents in world cinema, and Ratcatcher, her first feature, has attracted international.... The film-maker Lynne Ramsay has been hailed as one of the finest new talents in world cinema, and Ratcatcher, her first feature, has attracted international acclaim. In this book, the first full-length study of Ramsay’s work, Annette Kuhn considers the director’s background and explores Ratcatcher alongside her other films. Kuhn places ..."

Annette Kuhn

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British Film Institute

Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette)

Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) Vittorio de Sica, 1948 is unarguably one of the fundamental films in the history of cinema. It is also one of the most...

Robert Gordon

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Distant Voices, Still Lives

Set in "a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles", Terence Davies' film "Distant Voices, Still Lives" is an elegiac and intensely...

"...Set in "a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles", Terence Davies' film "Distant Voices, Still Lives" is an elegiac and intensely.... Set in "a world before Elvis, in a Liverpool before the Beatles", Terence Davies' film "Distant Voices, Still Lives" is an elegiac and intensely autobiographical meditation on a post-war working-class childhood. This study of the film is both a personal response, as a Liverpudlian and as a poet, and an exploration of Davies' unique visual style.. ..."

Paul Farley

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Mexican American Girls and Gang Violence

Beyond Risk

This book focuses on the vulnerability of beyond-risk young females connected to male street-based youth gangs involved in violence, drug use, crime and sexual...

Avelardo Valdez

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Television News, Politics and Young People

Generation Disconnected?

This book is an exploration of the extent to which young people in the UK are disaffected with traditional politics, and particularly the role played by...

"...This book is an exploration of the extent to which young people in the UK are disaffected with traditional politics, and particularly the role played by.... This book is an exploration of the extent to which young people in the UK are disaffected with traditional politics, and particularly the role played by televisual representations of the political process. The authors look at how television represents young people themselves, and at how young people use new forms of media to inform themselv..."

By Lesley Henderson, Craig Murray, Julian Petley and Mike Wayne

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The Modern Child and the Flexible Labour Market

Early Childhood Education and Care

This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives in instuitutions in a variety of...

"...This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives in instuitutions in a variety of.... This book sheds light on new research related to welfare state, child care policies, and small children's everyday lives ininstitutions in a variety of countries. In uniting recent social childhood research, welfare perspectives and historical and comparative approaches, the book explores institutionalization as a feature of modern child l..."

By Jens Qvortrup, Anne-Trine Kjorholt, Anne-Trine Kjørholt and Anne-Trine Kjørholt

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In exploring childrens own everyday food encounters, alongside the ways in which childhood identities are constructed and mediated through food, this book...

"...In exploring childrens own everyday food encounters, alongside the ways in which childhood identities are constructed and mediated through food, this book.... In exploring childrens own everyday food encounters, alongside the ways in which childhood identities are constructed and mediated through food, this book enables a measured and insightful understanding of the various and subtle dimensions of the relationship between children, food and identity.. ..."

By Allison James, Anne-Trine Kjorholt and Vebjorg Tingstad

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Youth and Theatre of the Oppressed investigates a performance strategy which aims to develop possible alternatives to oppressive forces in individual’s lives....

By Peter Duffy and Elinor Vettraino

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This lively and accessible collection of essays by leading scholars provides an overview of Children's Literature and is likely to become the standard textbook...

"...This lively and accessible collection of essays by leading scholars provides an overview of Children's Literature and is likely to become the standard textbook.... How has children’s literature been defined? In what ways has it changed over time? How are the classics of children’s literature established? What is the impact of digital media and globalization on books for children? Children’s Literature: Approaches and Territories provides a social and literary overview of the field of Anglophone..."

By Janet Maybin and Nicola J. Watson

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Provides students and teachers of Children's Literature with access to high quality critical material on the most widely studied classic and contemporary...

By Heather Montgomery and Nicola J. Watson

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Twins in Society

Parents, Bodies, Space and Talk

This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social...

"...This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social.... This book explores what it means to be a twin and to what extent twins can shape or 'escape' their identities as twins. It investigates how social expectations about twins shape twins' lives and how twins utilize their bodies, space and talk to actively display and perform their own identities.. ..."

Kate Bacon

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Childhood and Consumer Culture

In recent years children have become an increasingly important consumer market, and there is growing concern about the commercialisation of childhood. This...

"...In recent years children have become an increasingly important consumer market, and there is growing concern about the commercialisation of childhood. This.... In recent years children have become an increasingly important consumer market, and there is growing concern about the commercialisation of childhood. This book sheds light on these debates, offering new empirical data and challenging critical perspectives on childrens engagement with consumer culture from a wide range of international s..."

By Vebjrg Tingstad and David Buckingham

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