CS week 6

Week 6: Hoodies, brats and little angels

Images of children as vulnerable (subject to harm, requiring protection) are commonplace. Just as common, however, is the image of the child as perpetrator – as somebody that ‘we’ need to be protected from. Looking at the ways in which these discourses connect with notions of value, gender, class and race, and how these ideas can impact on policy and shape children’s experience.

Set reading:

Brown, R.K. (2009), ‘Childhood as Problems, Problems of Childhood’ in Qvortrup, J., Corsaro, W.A. and Honig, M-S. (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Pages

Robinson, J. (2010) The social construction of deviant identities: the devil wears a hoodie, in Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies. D. Kassem, L.Murphy and E.Taylor (eds). London: Routledge. Pages 125-135

One Response to “CS week 6”

  1. playhouse Says:

    Hoodies, brats and little angels. Additional resources

    Brown, J. (2007), Time, Space and Gender: Understanding ‘Problem’ Behaviour in Young Children. Children & Society, 21: Pages 98–110

    Fung, H. (1999) ‘Becoming a Moral Child: The Socialization of Shame among Young Chinese Children’. Ethos, 27: Pages 180–209,

    Griffin, C (2004) ‘Good Girls, Bad Girls: Anglocentrism and Diversity in the Constitution of Contemporary Girlhood’ in All About the Girl: culture, power and identity. A. Harris (ed.) New York: Routledge, Pages 29 – 44

    Levey, H. (2009) ‘Pageant Princesses and Math Whizzes: Understanding children’s activities as a form of children’s work’ Childhood May 2009, Pages 195-212 Accessed Oct 2011 http://chd.sagepub.com/content/16/2/195.full.pdf+html

    Pearson, G. (2006) ‘Disturbing continuities:’peaky blinders’ to ‘hoodies’’Criminal Justice Matters, No 65, Autumn 2006, accessed Oct 2011 at http://www.crimeandjustice.org.uk/opus185/cjm65-pearson.pdf, Pages 64-65

    Thornberg, R. (2008), ‘It’s Not Fair!’—Voicing Pupils’ Criticisms of School Rules. Children & Society, 22: Pages 418–428.

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