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Children, Young People and Care (Hardcover)
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This book brings together new, multidisciplinary research on the lives and experiences of children and young people as carers, as cared for, and in relation to spaces and institutions of care. The contributions are organised into three key themes, with each section containing a section introduction written by the Editors. Part 1 contains a range of conceptual and empirical discussions about the theorisation of care in relation to childhood, youth and families. Part 2 focuses on children and young people in, or in relation to, diverse formal spaces or institutions of care. Contributions explore children and young people’s presence in, and relationships to, spaces such as hospitals, residential care, respite care or refuge, day care, youth/social work contexts, medical care, therapeutic or counselling contexts, and sites of crisis/emergency care. Part 3 presents a number of empirical case studies on children and young people as carers or recipients of care, in diverse international contexts. These chapters will prompt reflection upon a wide range of ‘formal’ or ‘informal’ caring practices/roles, in recognition of the geographic, historical and situational contingency of notions of ‘care’.
This book is the first specifically devoted to the subject of care in relation to childhood and youth. As such, the book will be a key resource for academics, practitioners and students seeking leading-edge empirical and conceptual material on this topic.