Towards a Sociology for Childhood (Paperback)

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By Mayall
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Berry Mayall argues in this work that, since childhood is a permanent component of society, in order to understand how society works, we must take account of children as well as adults, otherwise our explanation omits an important social group. Children's lives are shaped by policies and practices, but they are also agents, who make a life for themselves through their relationships with adults and other children. This book argues that feminist theory and practice is useful for understanding childhood; we should start from the children's own accounts to show how the organization of social relations provides an explanation for their social position.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780335208425
ISBN-10: 0335208428
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2002
Pages: 228
Language: English