Children in Culture

Approaches to Childhood

  • Karín Lesnik-Oberstein

About this book


Children in Culture is one of the first fully multi- and interdisciplinary collections of essays on theoretical approaches to childhood and formulates and presents new and exciting ideas about the construction of childhood as a cultural identity. The ten original chapters have been written especially for this volume by some of the most eminent writers on childhood in their fields: psychology (Valerie Walkerdine; Rex and Wendy Stainton Rogers), history (Jenny Bourne Taylor; Kimberly Reynolds; Paul Yates), critical theory (Erica Burman), literary criticism (Margarida Morgado; Sara Thornton), children's literature criticism (Karin Lesnik-Oberstein; Stephen Thomson), and film and drama theory (Joe Kelleher).


childhood children critical theory culture drama film identity novel psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Karín Lesnik-Oberstein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2.’s Centre for International Research in Childhood: Literature, Culture, Media (CIRCL)UK

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