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Children and Citizenship

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December 2007 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This collection...is outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field and students in fields of both social studies of childhood and children's rights and citizenship will gain a lot from reading and studying the book' - Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim

`Anyone who is concerned with citizenship should grapple with the thesis in this collection. This stimulating book will provoke discussion of what is involved in recognising that children are as much part of our society as adults' - Professor Michael Freeman, Editor of International Journal of Children's Rights

Children and Citizenship offers a contemporary and critical approach to notions of children's citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between theoretical approaches, representations of childhood, the experiences of children themselves, legal instruments, policies and their implementation. Each chapter presents complex issues in an accessible way, helping readers to understand notions of children's citizenship that are embedded in contemporary debates.

Children and Citizenship is an important and timely book and will be invaluable for undergraduate and postgraduate students across a wide number of disciplines, including health, social work, childhood studies, youth studies, education, law and social policy, together with policy-makers and practitioners in allied areas.

Antonella Invernizzi is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Applied Social Sciences, Swansea University. Jane Williams is a former UK and Welsh Assembly government lawyer now based in the School of Law, Swansea University where she teaches Public Law, aspects of child law and children's rights

Jaap Doek
Foreword
 
PART ONE: NOTIONS OF CHILDREN'S CITIZENSHIP
 
Introduction
Ruth Lister
Unpacking Children's Citizenship
Andrew Lockyer
Education for Citizenship
Children as Citizens and Political Literacy  
Manfred Liebel
Citizenship From Below
Children's Rights and Social Movements  
Brian Milne
From Chattels to Citizens? 80 Years of Eglantyne Jebb's Legacy to Children and Beyond
Jane Fortin
Children as Rights Holders
Awareness and Scepticism  
Judith Ennew
Children as 'Citizens' Of the United Nations (UN)
 
PART TWO: CONSTRUCTIONS OF CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN'S EXPERIENCES
 
Introduction
Allison James, Penny Curtis And Jo Birch
Care And Control In The Construction Of Childhood
Gill Jones
Youth, Citizenship and the Problem of Dependence
Priscilla Alderson
When Does Citizenship Begin? Economics and Early Childhood
Virginia Morrow
Dilemmas in Children's Participation in England
Antonella Invernizzi
Everyday Lives of Working Children and Notions of Citizenship
 
PART THREE: HOW POLICY AND LAW THINK ABOUT CHILDREN'S CITIZENSHIP
 
Introduction
Christine Piper
Will Law Think About Children? Reflections on Youth Matters
Helen Stalford
The Relevance of European Union Citizenship to Children
Samantha Clutton
Devolution and the Language of Children's Rights in the UK
Jane Williams and Rhian Croke
Institutional Support for the UNCRC's `Citizen Child'

`This collection...is outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field and students in fields of both social studies of childhood and children's rights and citizenship will gain a lot from reading and studying the book' - Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim

`Anyone who is concerned with citizenship should grapple with the thesis in this collection. This stimulating book will provoke discussion of what is involved in recognising that children are as much part of our society as adults' - Professor Michael Freeman, Editor of International Journal of Children's Rights


This book offers an insight to the child as a citizen and the concept of equality and diversity. This will be an excellent core text for our course where we look to the experiences of children in contempory and historical contexts.

Mrs Catriona Macdonald
Education , University of Aberdeen
November 14, 2011

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