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Introduction to Volume 11: Historical and Contemporary Pressures on Children's Freedom

Sociological Studies of Children and Youth

ISBN: 978-0-76231-256-6, eISBN: 978-1-84950-376-1

ISSN: 1537-4661

Publication date: 27 October 2005

Abstract

This volume of Sociological Studies of Children and Youth showcases the timely and important work of active, early career sociologists, who are helping to define the direction of the sub-field. Their work shares basic premises and concerns, and these underlie and provide cohesion to this diverse collection of chapters. Children and youth are active agents in their own “socialization,” producing meaning and action collaboratively with their peers, and they struggle for agency and control in various social contexts – these are the themes that, both explicitly and implicitly, shape essentially all of the contributions. The underlying concern of our own introduction above, and of many of the chapters, is that the current processes and practices may stifle children's creativity and undermine their potential to collaboratively construct innovative solutions to societal problems.

Citation

Brown Rosier, K. and Kinney, D.A. (2005), "Introduction to Volume 11: Historical and Contemporary Pressures on Children's Freedom", Kinney, D.A. and Brown Rosier, K. (Ed.) Sociological Studies of Children and Youth (Sociological Studies of Children and Youth, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1537-4661(05)11001-0

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