The Politics of Childhood

International Perspectives, Contemporary Developments

  • Jim Goddard
  • Sally McNamee
  • Adrian James
  • Allison James

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Children in Theory and History

  3. Children, Money and Work

  4. Children at School

  5. Children, Power and Decision-making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Máire Messenger Davies, Nick Mosdell
      Pages 208-225
    3. Sally McNamee, Adrian James, Allison James
      Pages 226-244
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 272-280

About this book


This book analyzes the nature and experience of childhoods around the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Wide-ranging developments concerning children in the fields of social policy, sociology and politics have spurred significant growth in the social study of childhood. The book, which is primarily designed for students, academics and practitioners who need to keep up with fast-moving contemporary developments, considers childhood from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Goddard
    • 1
  • Sally McNamee
    • 2
  • Adrian James
    • 1
  • Allison James
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Social Sciences & HumanitiesUniversity of BradfordUK
  2. 2.Dept. of Comparative and Applied Social SciencesUniversity of HullUK
  3. 3.Dept. of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

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