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Construction Of Childhood: The Building Blocks

Pressler, Shirley J. (2009) Construction Of Childhood: The Building Blocks. In: Key Issues in Childhood and Youth studies. Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415468893

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Abstract

What do we mean by Childhood? In a close examination of the history of Western Childhood, Cunningham (1995) reveals that contemporary (Western) Childhood has been viewed to be distinct from Adulthood since the eighteenth century. However, Cunningham also states that this distinction has been bordering on change since the latter half of the twentieth century. Therefore, conceptualisations of Western Childhood may be said to be in a state of tension, or are undergoing transition. In this respect, Cunningham still provides a very useful framework for a discussion of our contemporary constructions of Childhood:

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
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Depositing User: Shirley Pressler
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 08:47
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 14:35
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4779

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