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Childhood and Society: Growing Up in an Age of Uncertainty

Lee, Nick

Editore: Open University Press, 2001
ISBN 10: 0335206093 / ISBN 13: 9780335206094
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Titolo: Childhood and Society: Growing Up in an Age ...

Casa editrice: Open University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2001

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Riassunto: Traditionally, children and adults have been treated as different kinds of person, with adults seen as complete, stable and self-controlling, and children seen as incomplete, changeable and in need of control. This work argues that in the early 21st century, "growing up" can no longer be understood as a movement toward personal completion and stability. Careers, intimate relationships, even identities, are increasingly provisional, bringing into question the division between the mature and the immature and thereby differences between adults and children. The book charts the emergence of the conceptual and institutional divisions between adult "human beings" and child "human becomings" over the course of the modern era. It then examines the contemporary economic and ideological trends that are eroding the foundations of these divisions. The consequences of this age of uncertainty are examined through an assessment of sociological theories of childhood and through a survey of children's varied positions in a globalized and highly mediated world.

L'autore: Nick Lee is a lecturer in sociology at the University of Keele. His doctorate in psychology was based on studies of the UK child protection system, as was his masters degree in social research. He has published numerous articles on childhood and on social theory.

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