Mapping Childhood Studies in New Publication
Childwatch members contribute to a new comprehensive handbook of children's studies, edited by Jens Qvortrup, William Corsaro and Michael-Sebastian Honig. The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Studies is a collection of essays that maps the field whilst setting a research agenda for future study.
The publisher presents the publication as a landmark publication in the study of children and childhood that signals the recognition of childhood studies as a significant area of study. Childhood studies has both matured and experienced remarkable diversification over the past twenty-five years and this Handbook, an essential guide to the subject, is an indication that childhood has become a legitimate field of study in its own right. With contributions from an international line-up of leading scholars, from across a range of disciplines including sociology, social policy, social work, education, cultural studies, history, geography and law, this collection of specially-commissioned essays maps the field whilst setting a research agenda for future study.
The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies includes contributions from President of the Childwatch International Board, Irene Rizzini, and a long list of prominent researchers in the field: Leena Alanen, Adrian Bailey, David Buckingham, Doris Bühler-Niederberger, Dan Cook, Gunilla Dahlberg, Kirsten Drotner, An-Carita Evaldsson, Laura Fingerson, Ivar Frønes, Michael Freeman, John Gillis, Harry Hendrick, Heinz Hengst, An-Magritt Jensen, Allison James, Andreas Lange, Berry Mayall, Natalie Hevener Kaufman, John McKendrick, Johanna Mierendorff, Olga Neiuwenhuys, Thomas Olk, Katherine Rosier, Heinz Sünker, Martin Woodhead and Helga Zeiher.
Co-editor Jens Qvortrup is former Director of the Childwatch International Key Institution, the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, and professor of sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
To order a copy of the book, please visit the publisher's web site: http://www.palgrave.com