The Agency Of Children: From Family to Global Human Rights

Oswell, David. 2013. The Agency Of Children: From Family to Global Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521604703 [Book]

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In the growing field of childhood studies, the idea of children’s agency is central. In the backdrop
of the transformation of children and childhood across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and
in the context of dramatic changes in recent years to children’s everyday lives as a consequence
of new networked, mobile technologies and new forms of globalisation, this book argues for new
understandings of children’s agency. This book reviews existing theories of children’s agency, but
it also provides the theoretical tools for thinking children’s agency as spatially, temporally and materially complex. With this in mind, the book surveys the main problem-spaces of childhood studies, including chapters on family, schooling, crime, health, consumer culture, work and human rights. This comprehensive text leads the field and is intended for students and academic researchers from across the humanities and social sciences interested in the study of children and childhood.

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Research Office > REF2014


February 2013

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14 May 2012 10:04

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07 Jul 2017 12:09


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