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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theories in Childhood Studies, edited by Sarada Balagopalan, John Wall and Karen Wells

<i>The Bloomsbury Handbook of Theories in Childhood Studies </i>showcases the cutting-edge theoretical work that has been produced within the field of childhood studies. It speaks to both scholars and students in the field by addressing basic questions such as what childhood is, how childhoods are diversely constructed and how children's experiences can be better understood. The volume draws together a wide range of theoretical perspectives from the social sciences, humanities, politics, postcolonialism, feminism, critical race studies, queer theory, disabilities studies to generate a much-needed conversation about how to move childhood studies forward as a grounded field of research. The volume is subdivided into three broad sections - subjectivities, relationalities, and structures - each of which contains around ten chapters from a diversity of disciplines and author identities. The chapters are written by experts from Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA
Table Of Contents
1. Introduction,<i> Sarada Balagopalan (Rutgers University, USA), John Wall (Rutgers University, USA), and Karen Wells (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)</i> <b>Part I: Subjectivities</b> 2. Mission Impossible: Investing Children with Literary Authorities,<i> Anna Mae Duane (University of Connecticut, USA)</i> 3. Democracy and Developmentalism: The Logics of Child Exclusion, <i>Toby Rollo (Lakehead University, Canada)</i> 4. Why Theorize 'Difference'?: Postcolonialism and Childhood Studies, <i>Sarada Balagopalan (Rutgers University, USA)</i> 5. Thinking with Ontology in Childhood Studies, <i>Spyros Spyrou (European University Cyprus, Cyprus)</i> 6. Childhoods, Materialities, and Spatialities: Theorising 'Beyond' the Subject, <i>Peter Kraftl (University of Birmingham, UK)</i> 7. Inviting Disability: Disabled Children and Studies of Childhood, <i>Katherine Runswick-Cole, Dan Goodley and Kirsty Liddiard (University of Sheffield, UK)</i> 8. Queer Theory and Childhood Studies, <i>Utsa Mukerjee (University of Southampton, UK)</i> 9. Locating Children's Moral Subjectivities and 'Voice' in Research with Children and Young People, <i>Ilina Singh (University of Oxford, UK)</i> <b>Part II: Relationalities</b> 10. Children, Childhoods and Decolonial Theory, <i>Lucia Rabello de Castro (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)</i> 11. Drawing Back from Children's Agency: Assemblage as Ontology, Description and Relationality, <i>David Oswell (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK)</i> 12. Toward a Black Feminism for Black Girls, <i>Aria S. Halliday (University of Kentucky, USA)</i> 13. Living Rights Theory, <i>Olga Nieuwenhuys and Karl Hanson (University of Geneva, Switzerland)</i> 14. Protagonismo and Power: Building Political Theory with Young Activists, <i>Jessica Taft (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)</i> 15. Childhood Prism Research, <i>Hanne Warming (Roskilde University, Denmark)</i> 16. Childism: Transforming Critical Theory in Response to Children, <i>John Wall (Rutgers University, USA)</i> 17. Queer Aesthetics and Childhood Stories, <i>Hannah Dyer (Brock University, Canada)</i> <b>Part III: Structures</b> 18. Children and Power Relations: The Contribution of Governmentality Theory to Childhood Studies, <i>Karen Smith (University College Dublin, Ireland)</i> 19. Critical Realism and Theories of Babies' Rights, <i>Priscilla Alderson (University College London, UK)</i> 20. Theorizing Racialisation, Epistemic Violence and Children's Intersectional Positioning, <i>Ann Phoenix (University College London, UK)</i> 21. Childhood in and Through Social Reproduction Theory, <i>Rachel Rosen (University College London, UK)</i> 22. Coloniality and the Geographies of Children and Youth in Rural Northern Turtle Island and Beyond, <i>Onyx</i><i> Sloan Morgan, Christine Añonuevo, Richel Donaldson, Marion Erickson, Kimberley Thomas, Margo Greenwood, and Sarah de Leeuw (University of Northern British Colombia, Canada)</i> 23. Theorizing 'Surplus Populations' in Racial Capitalism Through Juvenile Justice, <i>Karen Wells (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)</i> 24. Growing Up Jim Crow: Child Science, Racial Segregation, and Black Children's Ways of Knowing, <i>Paula Austin (Boston University, USA)</i> 25. Theorizing Child Migration: Experiences, Governance, Normativity, <i>Jonathan Josefsson (Linköping University, Sweden)</i> 26. Critical Childhood Studies Meets Critical Legal Scholarship, <i>Hedi Viterbo (Queen Mary University London, UK)</i> Index
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1st ed.
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1 online resource (393 pages)
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