Childrens Studies

Feminism, Inc: coming of age in girl power media culture by E. Zaslow

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By E. Zaslow

Drawing on huge study with a various team of seventy teenager women, Zaslow bargains a serious account of the lady energy second within which feminism and femininity are shrink-wrapped jointly in a single market-friendly package deal. With a spotlight on pop track and tv, she skillfully explores the negotiative strategies of sweet sixteen women as they make experience of lady power’s new cultural narratives of femininity in addition to its failure to supply suggestions for genuine social change. Written in hugely obtainable language, this publication charts new territory because it deals a wealthy account of the ways that youngster ladies comprehend variety, sexuality, motherhood, and feminism in woman strength media tradition, and the way their wishes, social reports, and imaginings of the long run are formed of their courting with a neoliberal woman energy discourse. 

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Last Children of the Raj: Volume II by Laurence Fleming, Mark Tully

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By Laurence Fleming, Mark Tully

Here's a distinct entry-point into British and Indian social and cultural heritage within the final and momentous interval within the historical past of the Raj. it's a shiny choice of person stories of kids born among 1914 and 1940 and who spent their early life and early life in British India or the Princely States. It contains info of the roots in India, kin connections, friendships with different British and Indian young ones, trips, adventures, questions of colour and race, and impressions of the Raj. the second one international battle types a ordinary break--war-time India, Independence and Partition, and the postwar return--how did they consider concerning the new India, and what had India given them and what did they provide to India?

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Global Children, Global Media by D. Buckingham, Liesbeth de Block

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By D. Buckingham, Liesbeth de Block

Youngsters this day are transforming into up in a global of worldwide media, during which the voices of many cultures compete for realization. expanding numbers of youngsters also are voters of the globe: they dwell in multicultural societies, many have migrated themselves and dwell inside lively diasporic and transnational networks. The authors supply a clean standpoint at the relationships among media, globalisation and modern youth.

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Our Children, Their Children: Confronting Racial and Ethnic by Darnell F. Hawkins, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard

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By Darnell F. Hawkins, Kimberly Kempf-Leonard

In Our young children, Their youngsters, a well-liked group of researchers argues second-rate and more and more punitive juvenile justice process is permitted to persist simply because most folk think it really is designed for kids in different ethnic and socioeconomic teams. whereas public opinion, legislation, and social rules that express differences among "our youngsters" and "their youngsters" could seem to clash with the yankee excellent of blind justice, they're not often at odds with styles of staff differentiation and inequality that experience characterised a lot of yank history.

Our young ones, Their Children offers a state-of-the-science exam of racial and ethnic disparities within the American juvenile justice approach. right here, individuals record the ideal significance of those disparities, search to figure out their factors, and suggest capability options. as well as race and ethnicity, members additionally examine the results on juvenile justice of suburban sprawl, the influence of relatives and local, bias in postarrest judgements, and psychological health and wellbeing concerns. Assessing the results of those ameliorations for public coverage projects and felony reforms, this quantity is the 1st serious precis of what's recognized and unknown during this very important region of social research.

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Child Rights in India: Challenges and Social Action by Geeta Chopra

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By Geeta Chopra

The ebook is a accomplished compendium on baby rights in India from a baby improvement standpoint. It discusses the demanding situations that Indian youngsters face for survival, improvement and schooling, specially in the event that they are marginalized via incapacity, loss of care, and poverty. the key matters expounded by means of the writer on the subject of rights are child and baby survival, early baby improvement, road and dealing childrens, teenagers in clash with legislations, youngsters with disabilities, baby trafficking and baby sexual abuse. the writer is going extra to delve into the reasons, between that are excessive inhabitants, poverty, migration, illiteracy, terrible laws and deep-rooted social norms and behavior. The ebook offers the prevailing coverage and felony framework in India for every of those concerns. The large objective of the ebook is to comprehensively talk about the roadblocks that the marginalized baby in India faces, to appreciate the explanations of those roadblocks and to guage govt and civil society motion for kids in India.

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Freud in Oz : at the intersections of psychoanalysis and by Kenneth B. Kidd

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By Kenneth B. Kidd

Children’s literature has spent many years at the psychiatrist’s sofa, filing to psychoanalysis by way of rankings of students and well known writers alike. Freud in Oz turns the tables, suggesting that psychoanalysts owe an important and principally unacknowledged debt to books ostensibly written for kids. in reality, Kenneth B. Kidd argues, children’s literature and psychoanalysis have stimulated and interacted with one another in view that Freud released his first case studies.

In Freud in Oz, Kidd exhibits how psychoanalysis built partially via its engagement with children’s literature, which it used to articulate and dramatize its subject matters and techniques, turning first to folklore and fairy stories, then to fabrics from psychoanalysis of youngsters, and thence to children’s literary texts, particularly such vintage fantasies as Peter Pan and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He strains how children’s literature, and significant reaction to it, aided the popularization of psychoanalytic concept. With expanding recognition of psychoanalysis got here new genres of children’s literature—known at the present time as photo books and younger grownup novels—that have been usually shaped as mental of their kinds and functions.

Freud in oz. offers a heritage of reigning theories within the research of children’s literature and psychoanalysis, supplying clean insights on a variety of themes, together with the view that Maurice Sendak and Bruno Bettelheim will be regarded as competitors, that Sendak’s makeover of monstrosity helped result in the likes of the Muppets, and that “Poohology” is its personal form of literary criticism—serving up Winnie the Pooh because the poster undergo for theorists of greatly various stripes.

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American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in by A. Kusserow

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By A. Kusserow

What are not easy and smooth individualisms? during this distinctive ethnography of 3 groups in new york and Queens, Kusserow interviews mom and dad and academics (from filthy rich to these on welfare) at the sorts of difficult and tender individualisms they inspire of their young children and scholars. American Individualisms explores the $64000 factor of sophistication changes within the socialization of individualism in the United States. It provides American individualism now not as one unmarried homogeneous, stereotypic life-pattern as usually claimed to be, yet as variable, class-differentiated types of individualism instilled in little ones through their mom and dad and preschool lecturers in big apple and Queens. through supplying wealthy descriptions of the situational, class-based individualisms that take root in groups with significantly diversified visions of the longer term, Kusserow brings social inequality again into formerly bland and frequent discussions of yank individualism.

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Child Protection: Using Research to Improve Policy and by Ron Haskins, Fred Wulczyn, Mary Bruce Webb

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By Ron Haskins, Fred Wulczyn, Mary Bruce Webb

The nationwide Survey of kid and Adolescent health and wellbeing (NSCAW) is the 1st nationally consultant examine of kids who've been pronounced to professionals as suspected sufferers of abuse or forget and the general public courses that safeguard them. this can be the 1st booklet that reviews the result of NSCAW, translates the findings, and places them right into a broader coverage context.

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