The Sociology of Early Childhood

Critical Perspectives
Author(s): Norman Gabriel
Original Publish Date: Feb 20, 2017
Product Number: EB00809461
Released: Feb 14, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781473934221
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<The Sociology of Early Childhood is a theoretically and historically grounded examination of young children's experiences in contemporary society.Arguing that a sociology of early childhood must bring together and integrate different disciplines, this book:

  • synthesises different sociological perspectives on childhood as well as incorporating multi-disciplinary research findings on the lives of young children >
  • explains key theoretical concepts in early childhood studies such as investment, early intervention, professional power and discourse>
  • examines the importance of play, memory and place >
  • evaluates long term parenting trends>
  • uses illustrative examples and case studies, discussion questions and annotated further reading to engage and stimulate readers. > >

    Invigorating and thought provoking, this is an invaluable read for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students looking for a more nuanced and progressive understanding of childhood.

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