Studies in Modern Childhood

Society, Agency, Culture

  • Jens Qvortrup

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jens Qvortrup
    Pages 1-20
  3. Stephen Kline
    Pages 78-98
  4. Chris Jenks
    Pages 115-127
  5. Viviana A. Zelizer
    Pages 184-200
  6. Hilde Bojer
    Pages 221-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-294

About this book


In this timely study, high profile researchers contribute to the burgeoning field of the social studies of childhood with original and often surprising perspectives and approaches. They demonstrate that far from being esoteric or negligible, childhood is part and parcel of the social fabric in both poor and affluent countries. With chapters on children's agency in small worlds and childhood's placement in large scale relationships, the book shows not only the variety of childhood(s), but also suggests that much is common in a generational context.


childhood children culture Generation memory Sex social justice socialisation society

Editors and affiliations

  • Jens Qvortrup
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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