The Politics of Childhoods Real and Imagined: Practical application of critical realism and childhood studies by Priscilla Alderson
(Routledge, 246pp, Pb: 978-1-138-94889-1 | £26.99 eBook: 978-1-315-66938-0)
This new book relates critical realism to childhood studies in order to research transformative change over time. It summarises key themes across academic disciplines and policy areas, ranging from climate change and social justice between generations, to neoliberalism and reform of public services, to imagining social reform that benefits all age groups. Each chapter considers how children and young people are largely excluded from political and economic global debates, although they are one third of people in the world and are often especially affected by policies and events.
The book is written for everyone who is researching, studying or teaching about childhood, those who care for and work with children and young people, as well as those interested in critical realism.
All are welcome to the book launch: Tuesday 8 December 5.30-7.30
Institute of Education, University College London