Oxford bibliographies. Childhood studies
- editor in chief, Heather Montgomery.
- Oxford : Oxford University Press.
- [New York] : Oxford University Press, [2012-]
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- ["The scholarly study of children and young people is a relatively new multidisciplinary effort that spans multiple epistemologies and methodologies, making it challenging for students and scholars to stay informed. From psychology to labor rights, from ethics to education, Childhood Studies is one of the most active fields in academia today. It encompasses the meanings that adults place on children's innocence or competence, and interrogates the notion of childhood as a social category. How adults have thought about children and the impact that this has had on the ways children are treated are also analyzed critically and great emphasis is placed on historical, cultural and literary interpretations of childhood. Contemporary Childhood Studies is also characterized by its insistence on the need for children themselves to be understood as the best informants of their own lives. Children's rights, and the changing relationship between parents and children, therefore are central to the field. Childhood Studies is international and cross-cultural in scope, transcending narrow geographical confines and analyzing modern and historical childhoods both locally and globally."]
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- OBO childhood studies
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- Began in 2012.
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- 9780199791231 (online resource)
- 0199791236 (online resource)