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Childhoods, real and imagined : Volume 1, An introduction to critical realism and childhood studies

Alderson, Priscilla (2013) Childhoods, real and imagined : Volume 1, An introduction to critical realism and childhood studies. Ontological Explorations . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415680981

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Abstract

Childhoods Real and Imagined explores and charts the relation of dialectical critical realist concepts to many aspects of childhood. By demonstrating their relevance and value to each other, the book presents an introductory guide to applied critical realism for researchers, lecturers and students. Each chapter summarises key themes from several academic disciplines and policy areas, combining adults’ and children’s reported views and experiences and filtering these through a critical realist analysis. The four main chapters deal with the more personal aspects of childhood in relation to the body, interpersonal relations, social structures, and the person, soul or self. The second volume will widen the scope to include the impact on children and young people of present policies relating to ecology, economics, ideas of social evolution or progress, and ethics. Each chapter demonstrates how children are an integral part of the whole of society and are often especially affected by policies and events.

Item Type: Book
Controlled Keywords: Child development, Child welfare, All Children
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Social Science Research Unit
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2014 15:46
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:28
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