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EDUC5861M
Module Reading List

Theorizing Childhood and Youth, 2019/20, Semester 1
Dr Hayley Davies
H.M.Davies@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

General Reading for the Module

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

Christensen P, and James A, (eds) (2008/2017) Research with Children: Perspectives and Practices. Second Edition. London: Routledge.

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

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

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

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

Mayall, B. (2002) Towards a sociology for childhood. Buckingham: Open University Press.

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

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

Smith, C. and Greene, S. (2014) Key thinkers in childhood studies ISBN: 9781447308072 (hbk). Policy Press: Bristol.

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

Week 1: Introduction to Module

Ransome, P. (2010) Social Theory for Beginners. Bristol: The Policy Press. Please read: Chapter 1: what is social theory? [this is available as a hard copy book and e-book]

Smith, C. and Greene, S. (2014) Key thinkers in childhood studies. Bristol: Policy Press. Please read chapter 1: introduction. [available as e-book)

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

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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 Childhood: 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, Family and Society  

Shaw, S. (2013) ‘Families and children’ in P. Dwyer and S.Shaw (eds) An introduction to social policy. London: Sage: 69-84.

Wyness, M. (2014) ‘Children, Families and the State: Re-visiting Public and Private Realms’ In Sociology vol.48 no.1 pp59-74.

Bond-Taylor, S. (2015) ‘Dimensions of Family Empowerment in Work with So-Called ‘Troubled’ Families’. In Social policy and society : a journal of the Social Policy Association vol.14 no.3 pp371-384.

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Week 8: From Posthumanism to the Anthropocene

Malone, K. (2016). Theorizing a child-dog encounter in the slums of La Paz using post-humanistic approaches in order to disrupt universalisms in current “child in nature” debates. Children’s Geographies14(4), 390–407. https://doi.org/10.1080/14733285.2015.1077369

Jessop, S. (2018). How modernity’s futurism puts children in the front line. Childhood, 28 June 2018, 90756821877875. doi:10.1177/0907568218778753 

 Lee, N. (2013) Childhood and biopolitics : climate change, life processes, and human futures ISBN: 9781349321889 (pbk). Especially chapters 6 and 7

Moss, P (2018) Alternative narratives in early childhood : an introduction for students and practitioners ISBN: 9781138291553 (pbk); 9781138291546 (hbk); 9781315265247 (ebk). Especially chapter 2.    

Taylor, A., & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2015). Learning with children, ants, and worms in the Anthropocene: Towards a common world pedagogy of multispecies vulnerability. Pedagogy, culture and society : a journal of educational discussion and debate. ISSN: 1468-1366, 23(4), 507-529. doi:10.1080/14681366.2015.1039050

 

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Week 9: Children, Young People and Gender

Pattman, R. and Kehilly, M.J. (2004) ‘Gender’ in S. Fraser and V. Lewis (eds) Doing research with children and young people ISBN: 0761943811 (pbk.) : £18.99; 0761943803. London: Sage: 131-144.

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Week 10: Children's Rights and Social Justice

Archard, D. (2015) 'Conclusion: A Modest Collectivist Proposal'. In Archard, D. Children: Rights and Childhood. Oxon: Routledge.

Pupavac, V. (2013) 'Children's Human Rights Advocacy'. In Goodhard, M. (Ed) Human Rights: Policy and Practice. Oxford: OUP.

Ruck, M. D. and Horn, S. S. (2008) ‘Charting the Landscape of Children’s Rights’. In The Journal of Social Issues vol.64 no.4 pp685-699.

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Week 11: Essay preparation and writing 1

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Week 12: Essay preparation and writing 2

This list was last updated on 15/11/2019