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Module Reading List

Theorizing Childhood and Youth, 2017/18, Semester 1
Professor Pia Christensen
p.christensen@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
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General Reading for the Module

Christensen P, and James A, (eds) (2008) Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices. Second Edition. London: Routledge.

Wyness, M. (2012 )Childhood and society : an introduction to the sociology of childhood(2nd Edition)  Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

James, A. and Prout, A (1997) Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood. Basingstoke: Falmer Press

Alanen, L and Mayal,l B. (2001) Conceptualizing child-adult relations, London: RoutledgeFalmer.  

Hutchby I, Moran-Ellis J.(eds) Children and social competence : arenas of action. London: Falmer Press 1998.

Pollard, A. and Filer, A. (1996) The Social World of Children’s Learning. London: Cassell

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Further Reading

James, A., Jenks, C. and Prout, A. (1998) Theorizing childhood, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Prout, A. (2005) The future of childhood : towards the interdisciplinary study of children, London: FalmerRoutledge.

Lee, N. (2001) Childhood and society : growing up in an age of uncertainty, Buckingham: Open University Press.

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Specific Readings Week by Week

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Week 1: Introduction to Module

Prout, A. (2005) “Childhood Studies and the Modern Mentality”, Chapter 2 of The future of childhood : towards the interdisciplinary study of children, London: FalmerRoutledge.

Bogin, B. (1998) “Evolutionary and Biological Aspects of Childhood”, in Panther-Brick, C. Biosocial perspectives on children (1998) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hendrick, H. (2008)  'The Child as a Social Actor in Historical Sources: Problems of identification and Interpretation', in Pia Christensen & Allison James, eds. Research with Children, London: FalmerRoutledge.

Cunningham, H. (2005) 'The historiography of childhood', Chapter 1 of Children and Childhood in Western Society since 1500, Harlow: Pearson Educational.

Idem., 'Review Essay. Histories of Childhood', The American historical review., (Oct 1998, 1195-1208).

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Week 2-4: Child development - from developmental psychology to development in context.  

Understanding Developmental Cognitive Disorders. Chapter 1 (pp. 1-36) In Hulme, C & Snowling, M. J. (2009)Developmental disorders of language, learning and cognition. Chichester, U.K., Wiley-Blackwell.

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Week 5-6: The Social Construction of Childhood and Beyond

Prout, A. and James, A. (1997) “A New Paradigm for the Sociology of Childhhod: Provenance, Promise and Problems”, Chapter 1 of Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood, London: Falmer Press.

James, A., Jenks, C. and Prout, A. (1999) “The Sociological Child” , Chapter 2 of Theorizing childhood, Cambridge: Polity Press.

Prout, A. (2005) “The Dualities of the Social” Chapter 3 of The future of childhood : towards the interdisciplinary study of children, London: FalmerRoutledge.

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Week 7: Children as Social Actors

Alanen, L (2000) “Review Essay: Visions of a Social Theory of Childhood”, Childhood., 7, 4: 493-505

Christensen, P. (1994) Children as the cultural other’ KEA: Zeitschrift fur Kulturweissenschaften, Tema: Kinderwelten, 6: 1-16

Christensen P. (1998) “Difference and Similarity: How Children are constituted in illness and its treatment”. Hutchby I, Moran-Ellis J.(eds):Children and social competence : arenas of action. London: Falmer Press.

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Week 8: Young people as Sexual Citizens: Empowerment, Participation and Regulation

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Week 9: Young People, Family and Generation: Semi-autonomy, Interdependence and Family Dynamics

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Week 10: Children, Family and the State.  

Almond, B. (2010) “Education for tolerance: cultural difference and family values”,  in Journal of Moral Education.39(2) 131-143

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Prout, A. (2003) “Participation, Policy and the Changing Conditions of Childhood”, Chapter 1 of Hallett, C. and Prout, A. (eds)Hearing the voices of children : social policy for a new century, London: FalmerRoutledge.

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Week 12: Integrating multi-disciplinary perspectives in the study of children and young people

Prout, A. (2005) “The Future of Childhood”, Chapter 5 of )The future of childhood : towards the interdisciplinary study of children, London: FalmerRoutledge

 

 

 

This list was last updated on 06/08/2014