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Childhood

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Childhood by Chris Jenks
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In this book Chris Jenks looks at what the ways in which we construct our image of childhood can tell us about ourselves. After a general discussion of the social construction of childhood, the book is structured around three examples of the way the image of the child is played out in society: the history of childhood from medieval times through the enlightenment 'discovery' of childhood to the present the mythology and reality of child abuse and society's response to it the 'death' of childhood in cases such as the James Bulger murder in which the child itself becomes the perpetrator of evil. Part of the highly successful Key Ideas series, this book gives students a concise, provocative insight into some of the controlling concepts of our culture.

Author Biography

Chris Jenks is Professor of Sociology and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Brunel University. He has written numerous books on culture, sociology and childhood. He is interested in sociological theory, post-structuralism and heterology, childhood, cultural theory, visual and urban culture and extremes of behaviour.
Release date NZ
February 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
192
Series
Dimensions
129x198x11
ISBN-13
9780415341677
Product ID
1682969

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