CS week 1

Week 1: What is Childhood Studies?  What is Childhood Studies and where did it come from?  What is ‘childhood’ anyway? During this session we will introduce the course, look at some and explore what it might mean to study childhood.

Set reading:
James and James (2004) ‘Childhood and the Child’, in Constructing Childhood. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pages 10 – 28

Frosh, S., Phoenix, A., and Pattman, R. (2003) ‘The Trouble with Boys’, in The Psychologist, 16 (2) Pages 84-87.   http://www.thepsychologist.org.uk/archive/archive_home.cfm/volumeID_16-editionID_91-ArticleID_521-getfile_getPDF/thepsychologist/0203frosh.pdf

Thorne, B. (2009) ‘”Childhood”: Changing and Dissonant Meanings’ in International Journal of Learning and Media, Vol. 1, No. 1 Pp 19 – 27 http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/ijlm.2009.00010

Additional resources, see comments this post.


One Response to “CS week 1”

  1. playhouse Says:

    Key concepts in Childhood Studies – Additional resources

    Cook, D.T (2009) ‘Editorial: When a child is not a child, and other conceptual hazards of childhood studies’ in Childhood February 2009 vol. 16 no. 1 5-10 Accessed Oct 2011 http://chd.sagepub.com/content/16/1/5.short?rss=1&amp%3bssource=mfr

    Hendrick, H. (1997) ‘Construction and Reconstruction of British Childhood: an Interpretive Survey, 1800 to Present’ in Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood, A. James and A.Prout (eds) London: Famer Press Pages 34-62

    Jenks, C. (2005) Childhood. London: Routledge

    Kehily, M.J. (ed.) (2004/2009) An Introduction to Childhood Studies. Maidenhead: Open University Press

    Mills, R (2000) ‘Chapter 1: Perspectives of Childhood’, in J Mills and R. Mills (eds) Childhood Studies: A Reader in Perspectives of Childhood, New York: Routledge Pages 7-38

    Qvortrup, J. (2005) ‘Varieties of Childhood’, in Qvortrup, J. (ed.) Studies in Modern Childhood, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian

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