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Childhood Second Edition

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ISBN-10: 0415341671

ISBN-13: 9780415341677

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Chris Jenks, David Bohm

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List price: $46.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/18/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 5.04" wide x 7.83" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

Notes on the Author
Preface to the Second Edition
Constituting childhood
The child as 'savage'
The 'natural' child
The 'social' child
Socialization theory - the Parsonian paradigm
Developmental psychology - the Piagetian paradigm
Sociological approaches to childhood
The conceptual grounds of sociological thought
The concept of development - time, nature and progress
The child in critical social theory
Sociological models
Conclusion
The birth of childhood
The emergence of childhood
Centuries of childhood
Childhood and social control
The Dionysian child
The Apollonian child
Conclusion
Childhood and social space
Regulated space
Stages and scripts
The timetable - a central metaphor of modernity
Foucault and the spatiality of childhood
Spatialization, periodization and the tactics of control
'Open' or 'closed' orders in the educational process
Geographies of power
Public and private worlds
Stranger danger
The abuse of childhood
An increase in child abuse?
The mythology of child abuse
Contemporary explanations of child abuse
The evolution of the child and child abuse
The politicization of child abuse
The child in modernity - 'futurity'
The child in post-modernity - 'nostalgia'
Conclusion
The strange death of childhood
Traditional conceptions of childhood?
The moral ground?
What is 'the child'?
What does the child need?
What can be done?
Childhood and transgression
The Enlightenment and Nietzsche's challenge
George Bataille and heterology
Transgression - a childhood urge?
All that is solid melts into air
Madness is childhood
Postscript
References