Thatcher’s Grandchildren?

Politics and Childhood in the Twenty-First Century

  • Stephen Wagg
  • Jane Pilcher

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Julian Petley
    Pages 1-26
  3. Bob Franklin
    Pages 27-44
  4. Julia O’Connell Davidson
    Pages 69-88
  5. Stephen Wagg
    Pages 101-117
  6. David Rudd
    Pages 118-139
  7. Marc Cornock, Heather Montgomery
    Pages 160-178
  8. Stephen Wagg
    Pages 179-203
  9. Val Gillies
    Pages 204-224
  10. Keri Facer
    Pages 225-241
  11. David Buckingham
    Pages 242-257
  12. Jane Pilcher
    Pages 258-274
  13. Steve Cunningham, Michael Lavalette
    Pages 275-300
  14. David Buckingham, Despina Chronaki
    Pages 301-317
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 318-327

About this book


Thatcher's Grandchildren explores sociological and political issues about childhood that have that have become increasingly significant in the twenty first century within a political landscape framed by neo-liberalism. Issues addressed include child protection and abuse, the media, education and schooling, and poverty.


Politics of childhood and youth sociology of childhood and youth UK law and childhood and youth social policy and childhood and youth child abuse childhood children education England Familie intervention media poverty Thatcher youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen Wagg
    • 1
  • Jane Pilcher
    • 2
  1. 1.Leeds Metropolitan UniversityUK
  2. 2.University of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44821-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-28155-5
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