Children's Cultural Worlds (Wiley & OU Childhood)

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BRAND NEW SERIES - CHILDHOOD

Childhood is a brand new series of textbooks, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment of a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies as well as education and social policy.

Each volume contains original illustrations, case studies and examples collected as part of OU/BBC filming in the USA, Bangladesh and South Africa.

The third volume, Children's Cultural Worlds looks at the distinctiveness of children's cultural worlds by exploring the everyday activities of young children through to teenagers. Topics include friendships and the significance of play, how children use language to construct relationships and identities, the role of print literature, other media and information technology in children's lives, and their growing power as consumers.

Features of each volume include:
* An interactive text
* Carefully-selected case studies and readings
* Attractive layout and colour design throughout
* A high level of illustration
* Clear and 'student-friendly' style

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From the Back Cover:

This book is the third of four which form part of the Open University course, U212, Childhood.  Together they provide an undergraduate-level introduction to the interdisciplinary field of childhood and youth studies, and a framework for analyzing contemporary policy and practice in, for instance, education, health and social work.

Childhood is now a global issue, forcing a reconsideration of conventional approaches to study.  Childhood is also a very personal issue for each and every one of us - scholars, policy-makers, parents and children.

The books encourage the reader's active involvement, especially through the use of activities.  They include children's and parents' voices as well academic discussion of childhood in diverse societies and points in history.  Selected readings accompany the chapters to present additional perspectives.

Children's Cultural Worlds looks at the distinctiveness of children's worlds by exploring their everyday activities, an exploration that ranges from young children to teenagers.  Topics include: friendship and the significance of play; how children use language to construct rela tionships and identities; the role of print literature, other media, and information and communications technology in children's lives; youth cultures; and children's growing signficance as consumers.

About the Author:

Mary Jane Kehily is a lecturer in Childhood Studies at The Open University. Her background is in cultural studies and education and her research interests are in gender and sexuality, narrative and identity, and popular culture. She has published widely on these themes. Recent publications include Sexuality, Gender and Schooling: Shifting Agendas in Social Learning (Routledge, 2002); ‘Sexing the subject: Teachers, pedagogies and sex education’, Sex Education, 2002, 3(3); and ‘Learning to Laugh’, A study of Schoolboy humour in the English secondary school’ in What About the Boys? Issues of Masculinities in Schools (edited by Martino and Meyenn, Open University Press 2001, with Nayak). She is also director of a research project exploring the cultural meanings of drugs and drug use in young people’s lives.

Joan Swann is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communications at The Open University. She worked initially as a secondary school teacher before joining The Open University. She has contributed to several Open University courses, particularly in the areas of language and education, English language and linguistics. As a sociolinguist, her main research interests are in language and gender, children’s language and classroom language, and she has researched and published widely in these areas. Recent publications include Introducing Sociolinguistics (Edinburgh University Press, 2002, with Mesthrie, Deumert and Leap); ‘Yes, but is it gender?’ in Gender Identity and Discourse Analysis (edited by Litosseliti and Sunderland, Benjamins, 2002); and ‘Schooled language: language and gender in educational settings’ in The Handbook of Language and Gender (Holmes and Meyerhoff, Blackwell Publishers, 2003).

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