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Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood : New Perspectives in Childhood Studies (Hardcover)
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This book is the first collection devoted to the central concept of agency in childhood studies. Including contributions from experts in the field, chapters cover theoretical, practical, historical, transnational and institutional dimensions of agency, rekindling discussion and introducing fundamental and contemporary sociological perspectives to the field of research. Particular attention is paid to connecting agency in the social sciences with childhood studies, considering both the theoretical foundations and the practice of research into agency. Empirical case studies are also explored which focus upon child protection, schools and childcare at a variety of institutions worldwide.