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Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods - An Everyday Life Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019):... Social, Material and Political Constructs of Arctic Childhoods - An Everyday Life Perspective (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Pauliina Rautio, Elina Stenvall
R2,210 R1,783 Discovery Miles 17 830 Save R427 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book addresses the geopolitical notion of the 'Arctic' through the everyday experiences of children. It explores the Arctic as various materializations that matter to, condition and define childhoods in Nordic countries. Presenting nine thematically very different but theoretically and methodologically coherent studies, it enables readers to gain an in-depth understanding of a selection of recent sociomaterialist, posthumanist and post-anthropocentric research on childhood in the Nordic context. The book offers new ideas and insights as to what matters in children's lives - in Arctic contexts.

Policing and Young People (Paperback): Colin Rogers, Tim Read Policing and Young People (Paperback)
Colin Rogers, Tim Read
R564 R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Save R40 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An accessible and up to date introduction to the key theme of policing and young people. This text gives a comprehensive overview of the issues involved in working with young people as offenders, suspects, witnesses, victims and citizens. It looks at perceptions of the young, and the role of the media in the context of current debates around anti-social behaviour, gangs and the family. The impact of multi-agency approaches on the way that young people are dealt with by the police and other agencies is considered, and additional chapters discuss police discretion and ethics, and safeguarding vulnerable young people.

Ocean Motions (Board book): Kate Endle, Caspar Babypants Ocean Motions (Board book)
Kate Endle, Caspar Babypants
R210 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R75 (36%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Adorable ocean creatures sway, jiggle and play, glide, flip, and dive in this beautiful board book featuring lyrics from Caspar Babypants and collage art from artist Kate Endle. Toddlers will love this colorful board book about ocean creatures, featuring beautiful and playful collage art by indie artist Kate Endle and the clever word play of Seattle songwriter Caspar Babypants.

Rethinking Childhood (Paperback, New): Peter B. Pufall, Myra Bluebond-Langner, Richard P. Unsworth Rethinking Childhood (Paperback, New)
Peter B. Pufall, Myra Bluebond-Langner, Richard P. Unsworth; Contributions by A.Wade Boykin, Brenda Allen, …
R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Being a child in American society can be problematic. Twenty percent of American children live in poverty, parents are divorcing at high rates, and educational institutions are not always fulfilling their goals. Against this backdrop, children are often patronized or idealized by adults. Rarely do we look for the strengths within children that can serve as the foundation for growth and development. In Rethinking Childhood , twenty contributors, coming from the disciplines of anthropology, government, law, psychology, education, religion, philosophy, and sociology, provide a multidisciplinary view of childhood by listening and understanding the ways children shape their own futures. Topics include education, poverty, family life, divorce, neighborhood life, sports, the internet, and legal status. In all these areas, children have both voice and agency. They construct their own social networks and social reality, sort out their own values, and assess and cope with the perplexing world around them. The contributors present ideas that lead not only to new analyses but also to innovative policy applications. Taken together, these essays develop a new paradigm for understanding childhood as children experience these years. This paradigm challenges readers to develop fresh ways of listening to children's voices that enable both children and adults to cross the barriers of age, experience, and stereotyping that make communication difficult. A volume in the Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies, edited by Myra Bluebond-Langner.

Youth and Empire - Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Hardcover): David M. Pomfret Youth and Empire - Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia (Hardcover)
David M. Pomfret
R1,352 R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Save R238 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This is the first study of its kind to provide such a broadly comparative and in-depth analysis of children and empire. Youth and Empire brings to light new research and new interpretations on two relatively neglected fields of study: the history of imperialism in East and South East Asia and, more pointedly, the influence of childhood-and children's voices-on modern empires. By utilizing a diverse range of unpublished source materials drawn from three different continents, David M. Pomfret examines the emergence of children and childhood as a central historical force in the global history of empire in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book is unusual in its scope, extending across the two empires of Britain and France and to points of intense impact in "tropical" places where indigenous, immigrant, and foreign cultures mixed: Hong Kong, Singapore, Saigon, and Hanoi. It thereby shows how childhood was crucial to definitions of race, and thus European authority, in these parts of the world. By examining the various contradictory and overlapping meanings of childhood in colonial Asia, Pomfret is able to provide new and often surprising readings of a set of problems that continue to trouble our contemporary world.

Protecting Children Online? - Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies (Hardcover): Tijana Milosevic Protecting Children Online? - Cyberbullying Policies of Social Media Companies (Hardcover)
Tijana Milosevic; Foreword by Sonia Livingstone
R644 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R147 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A critical examination of efforts by social media companies-including Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram-to rein in cyberbullying by young users. High-profile cyberbullying cases often trigger exaggerated public concern about children's use of social media. Large companies like Facebook respond by pointing to their existing anti-bullying mechanisms or coordinate with nongovernmental organizations to organize anti-cyberbullying efforts. Do these attempts at self-regulation work? In this book, Tijana Milosevic examines the effectiveness of efforts by social media companies-including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Snapchat, and Instagram-to rein in cyberbullying by young users. Milosevic analyzes the anti-bullying policies of fourteen major social media companies, as recorded in companies' corporate documents, draws on interviews with company representatives and e-safety experts, and details the roles of nongovernmental organizations examining their ability to provide critical independent advice. She draws attention to lack of transparency in how companies handle bullying cases, emphasizing the need for a continuous independent evaluation of effectiveness of companies' mechanisms, especially from children's perspective. Milosevic argues that cyberbullying should be viewed in the context of children's rights and as part of the larger social problem of the culture of humiliation. Milosevic looks into five digital bullying cases related to suicides, examining the pressures on the social media companies involved, the nature of the public discussion, and subsequent government regulation that did not necessarily address the problem in a way that benefits children. She emphasizes the need not only for protection but also for participation and empowerment-for finding a way to protect the vulnerable while ensuring the child's right to participate in digital spaces.

Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies (Paperback, New): Derek Kassem, Lisa Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies (Paperback, New)
Derek Kassem, Lisa Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor
R715 Discovery Miles 7 150 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies presents an informed and critical commentary on a range of key issues related to children and childhood, from birth to eighteen years. Challenging current orthodoxies within the adult world on the nature of childhood, it is an essential text for students of childhood and youth studies as well as those studying relevant professional qualifications in social work, teaching and health.

Exploring ideas from the historical development of childhood to the demonising of youth, it is divided into five clearly defined sections, each with their own editorial introduction which highlights the key themes. The sections focus on:

  • the concept and creation of childhood
  • child development
  • ideas of risk, protection and childhood
  • the politics of childhood
  • international perspectives on childhood.

This invaluable textbook provides an overview of childhood and youth studies and encourages students to think about the issues discussed and to develop their own ideas. Each chapter contains student activities, key concept boxes, recommended further reading and a reflection exercise.

Raising China's Revolutionaries - Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s... Raising China's Revolutionaries - Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s (Hardcover)
Margaret Mih Tillman
R1,218 R911 Discovery Miles 9 110 Save R307 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A widespread conviction in the need to rescue China's children took hold in the early twentieth century. Amid political upheaval and natural disasters, neglected or abandoned children became a humanitarian focal point for Sino-Western cooperation and intervention in family life. Chinese academics and officials sought new scientific measures, educational institutions, and social reforms to improve children's welfare. Successive regimes encouraged teachers to shape children into Qing subjects, Nationalist citizens, or Communist comrades. In Raising China's Revolutionaries, Margaret Mih Tillman offers a novel perspective on the political and scientific dimensions of experiments with early childhood education from the early Republican period through the first decade of the People's Republic. She traces transnational advocacy for child welfare and education, examining Christian missionaries, philanthropists, and the role of international relief during World War II. Tillman provides in-depth analysis of similarities and differences between Nationalist and Communist policy and cultural notions of childhood. While both Nationalist and Communist regimes drew on preschool institutions to mobilize the workforce and shape children's political subjectivity, the Communist regime rejected the Nationalists' commitment to the modern, bourgeois family. With new insights into the roles of experts, the cultural politics of fundraising, and child welfare as a form of international exchange, Raising China's Revolutionaries is an important work of institutional and transnational history that illuminates the evolution of modern concepts of childhood in China.

Our Rural Selves - Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods (Paperback): Claudia Mitchell, April Mandrona Our Rural Selves - Memory and the Visual in Canadian Childhoods (Paperback)
Claudia Mitchell, April Mandrona
R704 R593 Discovery Miles 5 930 Save R111 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Life in the countryside, often perceived as either idyllic or depleted, has long been misrepresented. Challenging the stereotypes and myths that surround the idea of rurality, Our Rural Selves interrogates and represents individual and collective memories of childhood in rural landscapes and small towns. Drawing on visual artifacts whose origins range from the early twentieth century to today, such as photographs, films, objects, picture books, and digital games, contributors offer readings of childhood that are geographically, ethnically, and culturally diverse. They examine the memories of Indigenous children, the experiences of back-to-the-land youth, and boom-or-bust childhoods within the petroleum, farming, and fishing industries. Illustrating often neglected and overlooked aspects of adolescence, this collection suggests new ways of studying social connectedness and collective futures. Innovative and revealing in its use of visual studies, autoethnography, and memory-work, Our Rural Selves explores representation, imagination, and what it means to grow up rural in Canada.

Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Paperback, 4th Revised edition): Marion Dowling Young Children's Personal, Social and Emotional Development (Paperback, 4th Revised edition)
Marion Dowling
R573 R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Save R77 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Young children's personal, social and emotional development is an area of ever-increasing interest to those working in the field of early childhood. This fully revised fourth edition of Marion Dowling's much-loved book has been updated to include: Current policies and frameworks, up-to-date research references and revised case studies Coverage of Troubled Families and 'Vulnerable Children', with sections on identifying risk, talking to families and safeguarding and protection A revised final chapter considering different methods of supporting children Updated links to EYFS and Teaching Standards (Early Years} and a focus on two year olds New guidance for working with parents Online material including links to journal articles and a video interview with the author With thought-provoking questions and practical suggestions to help readers to reflect on and develop their own practice, this book is essential reading for all Early Years students and practitioners.

Everyday Courage - The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers (Paperback): Niobe Way Everyday Courage - The Lives and Stories of Urban Teenagers (Paperback)
Niobe Way
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

"Recommended for anyone who works with inner-city youth."
--"Library Journal"

"This exceptionally important book will set the standard for powerful writing about urban teenagers for years to come. Privileging the voices of inner-city teens and presenting their experiences of themselves and their worlds, Niobe Way's intelligent, subtle voice leads us to listen freshly to this group whose views are so often not heard or are distorted. She presents a brilliant example of voice-centered research and essential reading for anyone hoping to work effectively with adolescents."
--"Carol Gilligan, Author of In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development"

What does it mean to be a teenager in an American city at the close of the twentieth century? How do urban surroundings affect the ways in which teens grow up, and what do their stories tell us about human development? In particular, how do the negative images of themselves on television and in the newspaper affect their perspectives about themselves? Psychologists typically have shown little interest in urban youth, preferring instead to generalize about adolescent development from studies of their middle-class, suburban counterparts. In Everyday Courage Niobe Way, a developmental psychologist, looks beyond the stereotypes to reveal how the personal worldviews of inner-city poor and working-class adolescents develop over time. In the process, she challenges much conventional wisdom about inner-city youth and about adolescents more generally.

She introduces us to Malcolm, a sensitive and proud young man full of contradictions. We follow him as he makes the honor roll, becomes a teenage father, and falls intodepression as his younger sister is dying of cancer. We meet Eva, an intelligent and confident young women full of questions, who grows increasingly alienated from her mother and comes to rely on her best friends for support. We watch her blossom as a ball player and a poet. We share her triumph when she receives a scholarship to the college of her choice.

In these 24 adolescents, Way finds a cross-section of youngsters who want to make positive changes in their lives and communities while struggling with concerns about betrayal, trust, racism, violence, and death. Each adolescent wants most of all to "be somebody," to have her or his voice heard.

Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children - Emotional Wellbeing in School and at Home (Paperback): Hollie Rankin Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children - Emotional Wellbeing in School and at Home (Paperback)
Hollie Rankin
R471 Discovery Miles 4 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

At time children are unable or unwilling to access or engage with emotional and mental health support services. Often members of a child's support network are therefore required to provide this emotional guidance and support to children. This resource book is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and any other adults supporting children who have experienced trauma, to help them to provide the emotional guidance these children need. Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children aims to educate the reader about trauma and the impact of an insecure attachment, how it may impact a child, how to support a child, as well as understanding different behaviours. The guide suggests many practical ideas and activities designed to help children to build more positive relationships, feel safe within their world, as well as express and explore their emotions. There is a section on self-care for adults, and advice about when a referral to a specialist service may be required. This guide was designed to be used by any person supporting a child who has experienced trauma or an insecure attachment no matter their previous understanding of these issues. It is specifically written to be as accessible and as user friendly as possible to help rather than hinder the user. It can also be used alone, or alongside the story book The House That Wouldn't Fall Down.

The Boy Crisis - Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It (Hardcover): Warren Farrell, John Gray The Boy Crisis - Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It (Hardcover)
Warren Farrell, John Gray
R459 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R92 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What is the boy crisis? It's a crisis of education. Worldwide, boys are 50 percent less likely than girls to meet basic proficiency in reading, math, and science. It's a crisis of mental health. ADHD is on the rise. And as boys become young men, their suicide rates go from equal to girls to six times that of young women. It's a crisis of fathering. Boys are growing up with less-involved fathers and are more likely to drop out of school, drink, do drugs, become delinquent, and end up in prison. It's a crisis of purpose. Boys' old sense of purpose--being a warrior, a leader, or a sole breadwinner--are fading. Many bright boys are experiencing a "purpose void," feeling alienated, withdrawn, and addicted to immediate gratification. So, what is The Boy Crisis? A comprehensive blueprint for what parents, teachers, and policymakers can do to help our sons become happier, healthier men, and fathers and leaders worthy of our respect.

Child Development, An Illustrated Guide 3rd edition with DVD - Birth to 19 years (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition): Carolyn Meggitt Child Development, An Illustrated Guide 3rd edition with DVD - Birth to 19 years (Paperback, 3 Revised Edition)
Carolyn Meggitt
R607 Discovery Miles 6 070 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fully updated and restructured so learners can match the new EYFS key areas and can be sure they have the most up-to-date information. Includes a DVD providing video clips of children's developmental stages at all ages which gives learners the opportunity to experience this important area of child development. Chapter 12-16 has been extended to include young people up to age 19 so learners have all the information they need for all age ranges. Brand new photos in the theorist section help to bring learning to life and give learners a clear visual reference to what the theories actually look like in practice.

Children of the Land - Adversity and Success in Rural America (Paperback): Glen H. Elder, Rand D. Conger Children of the Land - Adversity and Success in Rural America (Paperback)
Glen H. Elder, Rand D. Conger
R681 Discovery Miles 6 810 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A century ago, most Americans had ties to the land. Now only one in fifty is engaged in farming and little more than a fourth live in rural communities. Though not new, this exodus from the land represents one of the great social movements of our age and is also symptomatic of an unparalleled transformation of our society.
In "Children of the Land," the authors ask whether traditional observations about farm families--strong intergenerational ties, productive roles for youth in work and social leadership, dedicated parents and a network of positive engagement in church, school, and community life--apply to three hundred Iowa children who have grown up with some tie to the land. The answer, as this study shows, is a resounding yes. In spite of the hardships they faced during the agricultural crisis of the 1980s, these children, whose lives we follow from the seventh grade to after high school graduation, proved to be remarkably successful, both academically and socially.
A moving testament to the distinctly positive lifestyle of Iowa families with connections to the land, this uplifting book also suggests important routes to success for youths in other high risk settings.

Children in China (Paperback): Orna Naftali Children in China (Paperback)
Orna Naftali
R426 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R78 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Chinese childhood is undergoing a major transformation. This book explores how government policies introduced in China over the last few decades and processes of social and economic change are reshaping the lives of children and the meanings of childhood in complex, contradictory ways. Drawing on a broad range of literature and original ethnographic research, Naftali explores the rise of new ideas of child-care, child-vulnerability and child-agency; the impact of the One-Child Policy; and the emergence of children as independent consumers in the new market economy. She shows that Chinese boys and increasingly girls, too are enjoying a new empowerment, a development that has met with ambiguity and resistance from both caregivers and the state. She also demonstrates how economic restructuring and the recent waves of rural/urban migration have produced starkly unequal conditions for children's education and development both in the countryside and in the cities. Children in China is essential reading for students and scholars seeking a deeper understanding of what it means to be a child in contemporary China, as well as for those concerned with the changing relationship between children, the state and the family in the global era.

When Kids Go to College - A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships (Paperback, New): Barbara M. Newman, Philip Newman When Kids Go to College - A Parent's Guide to Changing Relationships (Paperback, New)
Barbara M. Newman, Philip Newman
R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This practical guide will answer that important question and tell you how to make the most of these exciting years. The topics included are: Identity formation; values development; career exploration; social relationships; sexuality; alcohol and drug abuse; romantic relationships; and many more!

Tracing the consequences of child poverty - Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam... Tracing the consequences of child poverty - Evidence from the Young Lives study in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam (Paperback)
Jo Boyden, Andrew Dawes, Paul Dornan, Colin Tredoux
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Using life course analysis from the Young Lives study of 12,000 children growing up in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam over the past 15 years, this book draws on evidence on two cohorts of children, from 1 to 15 and from 8 to 22. It examines how poverty affects children's development in low and middle income countries, and how policy has been used to improve their lives, then goes on to show when key developmental differences occur. It uses new evidence to develop a framework of what matters most and when and outlines effective policy approaches to inform the no-one left behind Sustainable Development Goal agenda.

Stepping Forward - Children and young peoples participation in the development process (Paperback): Victoria Johnson, Edda... Stepping Forward - Children and young peoples participation in the development process (Paperback)
Victoria Johnson, Edda Ivan-Smith, Gill Gordon, Pat Pridmore, Patta Scott
R688 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R53 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Children and young people have much to offer the community they live in, but are often excluded in decisions and policies that affect their development, as their own opinions are ignored or overruled much of the time. Participatory approaches used in development in a practical framework can provide the vehicle needed to include children in the decision-making processes which affect their communities, and can have far reaching implications for policies and practice.;This text presents the key issues and challenges involved in facilitating children and young people's participation in the development process. The contributors come from a range of backgrounds including NGOs in development, children's agencies, academic institutions and governments, bringing a multi-disciplinary approach to children's participation.;Chapter One provides an overview to the main issues and concepts, and chapters Two to Seven each expand on a particular theme, drawing on case studies from around the world. The main issues discussed and analyzed include: the ethical dilemmas that face professionals in addressing children's participation; the process and methods used in participatory research and planning with children; the inter-relationship between culture and children's participation; consideration for institutions; and the key qualities of a participation programme for children and young people's participation.

Alef Is for Allah - Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies (Paperback): Jamal J. Elias Alef Is for Allah - Childhood, Emotion, and Visual Culture in Islamic Societies (Paperback)
Jamal J. Elias
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Alef Is for Allah is the first groundbreaking study of the emotional space occupied by children in modern Islamic societies. Focusing primarily on visual representations of children from modern Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan, the book examines these materials to investigate concepts such as innocence, cuteness, gender, virtue, and devotion, as well as community, nationhood, violence, and sacrifice. In addition to exploring a subject that has never been studied comparatively before, Alef Is for Allah extends the boundaries of scholarship on emotion, religion, and visual culture and provides unique insight into Islam as it is lived and experienced in the modern world.

Themes and Debates in Early Childhood (Hardcover): Mary Wild, Alison Street Themes and Debates in Early Childhood (Hardcover)
Mary Wild, Alison Street
R1,689 R1,517 Discovery Miles 15 170 Save R172 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Early Childhood is a complex and diverse field. This text is designed to help students understand and engage with current themes in early childhood, supporting the development of critical thinking skills. Key themes such as children's voice, child wellbeing, identities and professional relationships are presented and opened up for the reader through essential theory and selected extracts. Thought provoking activities in all chapters help students to get a deeper understanding of contemporary themes in early childhood, supporting them in assignment writing and in linking theory to practice. About the Early Years Series This series has been designed to support students of degrees and foundation degrees in Early Years, Early Childhood and related disciplines. Each text takes a focused look at a specific topic and approaches it in an accessible and user-friendly way. Learning features help readers engage with the text and understand the subject from a number of different viewpoints. Activities pose questions to prompt thought and discussion and further reading suggestions, including useful websties, are included to help students access extended learning in each topic. Other titles in the series are Early Childhood Studies, Child Development for Early Childhood Studies, Child Observation for the Early Years and Exploring Play for Early Childhood Studies.

Global Childhoods - Issues and Debates (Paperback): Kate Cregan, Denise Cuthbert Global Childhoods - Issues and Debates (Paperback)
Kate Cregan, Denise Cuthbert
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"An exciting and engagingly written book. The case studies are intriguing and the discussion of previous theories impeccable." - Dr. Heather Montgomery, The Open University "What is a child? Kate Cregan and Denise Cuthbert begin this path-breaking and compelling work with a deceptively simple question. From this seemingly straightforward formulation, they unravel, interrogate and engage with some of the most pressing issues related to children in the early 21st century... This book is an absolute must for scholars in all the fields of childhood studies." - Professor Joy Damousi, University of Melbourne Global Childhoods draws on the authors' interdisciplinary backgrounds and original research in the fields of embodiment, theorisations of childhood, children's policy, child placement and adoption, and family formation. The book critically demonstrates how following from the modern construction of childhood which emerged unevenly from the late eighteenth century, the twentieth century saw the emergence of the conception of the normative global child, a figure finally enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The book offers a wide-ranging critical analysis of approaches to children and childhood across the social sciences. Through stimulating case studies which include the experiences of child soldiers, orphans, forced child migrants, and children and biomedicine, Cregan and Cuthbert critically test the notion of the `global child' against the lived experiences of children around the globe. Kate Cregan and Denise Cuthbert draw on and contributes to debates on children and the idea of the child in a wide range of disciplines: sociology, anthropology, education, children's studies, cultural studies, history, psychology, law and development studies. In its historical coverage of the rise of the concepts of the child and the global child, its critical engagement with the theorisation of childhood, and its detailed case studies, the book is essential reading for the study of children and childhood.

Odd Girl Speaks Out - Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy (Paperback, 1st ed): Rachel Simmons Odd Girl Speaks Out - Girls Write About Bullies, Cliques, Popularity, and Jealousy (Paperback, 1st ed)
Rachel Simmons; Edited by Rachel Simmons
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The national bestseller Odd Girl Out exposed a hidden culture of cruelty that had always been quietly endured by American girls. As Rachel Simmons toured the country, these girls found their voices and spoke to her about their pain. They wanted to talk-and they weren't the only ones. Mothers, teachers, counselors, young professional women, even fathers, came to Rachel with heart-wrenching personal stories that could no longer be kept secret.
Here, Rachel creates a safe place for girls to talk, rant, sound off, and find each other. The result is a collection of wonderful accounts of the inner lives of adolescent girls. Candid and disarming, creative and expressive, and always exceptionally self-aware, these poems, songs, confessions, and essays form a journal of American girlhood. They show us how deeply cruelty flows and how strongly these girls want to change.
Odd Girl Out helped girls find their voices; Odd Girl Speaks Out helps them tell their stories.
I'm always the odd girl out
No one talks to me
I try to be friendly and speak out
But I'm invisible, see?
You know, gossip is a natural thing in high school. I'm one of those girls that will
do it right in front of you. I'll whisper at my friends and look at you the whole time.
Then we'll all cut up laughing. You know we're talking about you.
My best friend and I started being friends with this other girl. But she was fat. It was hard because she always wanted to go down the slide second and she would crush us. We didn't want to tell her she was fat, so we decided to drop her. Her mother called my mother and
told her we were being mean. But we just couldn't be friends with her anymore.
-from Odd Girl Speaks Out

Assessing Child Survival Programs in Developing Countries - Testing Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (Paperback, New): Joseph J.... Assessing Child Survival Programs in Developing Countries - Testing Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (Paperback, New)
Joseph J. Valadez
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Throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America public health professionals and paraprofessionals work to control serious, frequent and preventable causes of death and sickness among women and children. Despite international agreement about which health programs to implement and huge investments to support them, avoidable deaths remain high. One reason is the inadequate quality with which programs are implemented.

"Assessing Child Survival Programs in Developing Countries" provides local health system managers with basic principles for rapid precise program monitoring and evaluation in difficult tropical conditions. Joseph Valadez explains how to adapt Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) as used in industrial quality control more than half a century ago, to assess health program coverage and technical quality of service providers. He shows that by examining no more than 19 children from a health facility catchment area a manager can judge whether coverage with child survival interventions has reached a minimal level, and how to observe health workers perform a task 6 times to judge their technical competency.

Joseph Valadez demonstrates that quick assessment is not necessarily dirty, and can provide the information needed to enhance child survival throughout the developing world. In that spirit "Assessing Child Survival Programs in Developing Countries" is a path breaking text book of modern health services research that both practitioners and students will find indispensable and understandable.

Children of the Greek Civil War Refugees and the politics of memory (Paperback): Children of the Greek Civil War Refugees and the politics of memory (Paperback)
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At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to orphanages in Eastern Europe, while their adversaries in the national government placed the rest in children's homes elsewhere in Greece. A point of contention during the Cold War, this controversial episode continues to fuel tensions between Greeks and Macedonians and within Greek society itself. Loring M. Danforth and Riki Van Boeschoten present here for the first time a comprehensive study of the two evacuation programs and the lives of the children they forever transformed.
Marshalling archival records, oral histories, and ethnographic fieldwork, the authors analyze the evacuation process, the political conflict surrounding it, the children's upbringing, and their fates as adults cut off from their parents and their homeland. They also give voice to seven refugee children who poignantly recount their childhood experiences and heroic efforts to construct new lives in diaspora communities throughout the world. A much-needed corrective to previous historical accounts, "Children of the Greek Civil War" is also a searching examination of the enduring effects of displacement on the lives of refugee children.

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