Children and Citizenship
- Antonella Invernizzi - University of Swansea, UK
- Jane Williams - Arizona State University, USA
The contributions are structured around the main themes: notions of children's citizenship; constructions of childhood and children's experiences and legislation and policy. In each chapter the authors present complex issues in an accessible way, helping readers to understand notions of children's citizenship that embedded in contemporary debates.
Children and Citizenship is an important and timely book that provides a much needed discussion of children's citizenship and rights, placing proper emphasis on the importance of understanding key theoretical issues and different traditions of (adult) citizenship and including them in contemporary debates about children. Further it makes in-depth examination of how specific images of childhood are embedded in legislation and includes examination of children's experience. It will be invaluable for undergraduate and graduate students across a wide number of disciplines, including health, social work, childhood studies, youth studies, education, social policy, together with policy-makers and practitioners in allied areas.
`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.