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Rights and Childhood



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Children: Rights and Childhood by David Archard
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Children: Rights and childhood is widely regarded as the first book to offer a detailed philosophical examination of children's rights. Drawing on a wide variety of sources from law and literature to politics and psychology, David Archard provides a clear and accessible introduction to a topic that has assumed increasing relevance since the book's first publication. Divided clearly into three parts, Children: Rights and childhood covers key topics such as: * John Locke's writings on children * Philippe Aries's Centuries of Childhood * key texts on children's liberation and rights * a child's right to vote and to sexual choice * the rights of parents and the state over children * defining and understanding child abuse. The second edition has been fully revised and updated including a new preface, a new chapter on children's moral and legal rights, taking into account the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, and a new chapter on children under the law, taking changes in European law into account.

Table of Contents

1. John Locke's Children Part 1 2. The Concept of Childhood 3. The Modern Conception of Childhood Part 2 4. Liberation or Caretaking? 5. Arbitrariness and Incompetence 6. Children's Rights to Vote and Sexual Choice 7. The Wrongs of Children's Rights Part 3 8. Bearing and Rearing 9. Family and State 10. Parental Rights to Privacy and Autonomy 11. Collectivism 12. The Problem of Child Abuse Conclusion: A Modest Collectivist Proposal Notes Bibliographical Essay

Author Biography

David Archard is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Lancaster University.
Release date NZ
September 2nd, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
2nd Revised edition
black & white illustrations
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