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Flexible Childhood?

by Helga, Zeiher | 01 May 2007
PAPERBACK
Category: Popular Sociology
Synopsis
Children's spaces are widening -- culturally and socially: socially their spaces are more often multilocal, and culturally they are enlarged through mobility in the globalised and virtual spaces in the mediatised world. Children's times are also less confined by strict borderlines; the more flexible and individualised use of time in the world of work impacts on children's lives in families, day care and school. The chapters of this volume each present particular temporal and spatial aspects of social change in childhood. The aim of the book goes even further: it is directed toward considering the impact of such change on children's welfare. As former boundaries between generations begin to blur and neo-liberal forces enter all realms of people's lives, it can no longer be taken for granted -- as it was in former periods of modernity -- that continued efforts to realize the childhood project will automatically guarantee the "best interest of the child". With respect to children's welfare in time and space, tensions between demands from the market economy, dynamics of rationalisation and technology, and visions of a "good" childhood are discussed in the book. Together with volume 1, "Childhood, Generational Order and the Welfare State", this book is the final result of COST Action A19, Children's Welfare, which has been supported by the European COST Framework.
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Synopsis
Children's spaces are widening -- culturally and socially: socially their spaces are more often multilocal, and culturally they are enlarged through mobility in the globalised and virtual spaces in the mediatised world. Children's times are also less confined by strict borderlines; the more flexible and individualised use of time in the world of work impacts on children's lives in families, day care and school. The chapters of this volume each present particular temporal and spatial aspects of social change in childhood. The aim of the book goes even further: it is directed toward considering the impact of such change on children's welfare. As former boundaries between generations begin to blur and neo-liberal forces enter all realms of people's lives, it can no longer be taken for granted -- as it was in former periods of modernity -- that continued efforts to realize the childhood project will automatically guarantee the "best interest of the child". With respect to children's welfare in time and space, tensions between demands from the market economy, dynamics of rationalisation and technology, and visions of a "good" childhood are discussed in the book. Together with volume 1, "Childhood, Generational Order and the Welfare State", this book is the final result of COST Action A19, Children's Welfare, which has been supported by the European COST Framework.
€38.15
114 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9788776742027
Format - PAPERBACK
Publisher -
Published - 01/05/2007
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology
No. of Pages - 238
Weight - 490
Edition -
Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 0
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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