ERIC Number: EJ906344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
Competition or Integration? The Next Step in Childhood Studies?
James, Adrian L.
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n4 p485-499 Nov 2010
This article argues that childhood studies has reached a crossroads in its development because of the growing diversity of the interests and agendas that are now being pursued under the interdisciplinary umbrella of childhood studies. As a consequence, fault-lines are beginning to emerge in what was once a unified project, reflecting tensions between key areas and theoretical positions. It goes on to outline a model for reconceptualizing childhood studies that weaves these different positions together, making them necessary and interdependent components of the same field rather than competing and potentially exclusionary perspectives. (Contains 4 notes.)
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