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dc.contributor.authorRaithelhuber, Eberhard
dc.description.abstractBy regarding children as actors and conducting empirical research on children’s agency, Childhood Studies have gained significant influence on a wide range of different academic disciplines. This has made agency one of the key concepts of Childhood Studies, with articles on the subject featured in handbooks and encyclopaedias. Reconceptualising Agency and Childhood is the first collection devoted to the central concept of agency in Childhood Studies. With contributions from experts in the field, the chapters cover theoretical, practical, historical, transnational and institutional dimensions of agency, rekindling discussion and introducing fundamental and contemporary sociological perspectives to the field of research. Particular attention is paid to connecting agency in the social sciences with Childhood Studies, considering both the theoretical foundations and the practice of research into agency. Empirical case studies are also explored, which focus upon child protection, schools and childcare at a variety of institutions worldwide. This book is an essential reference for students and scholars of Childhood Studies, and is also relevant to Sociology, Social Work, Education, Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) and Geography. Chapter 6 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Research in Education
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNC Educational psychology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNL Schools::JNLB Primary & middle schools
dc.subject.otherBeatrice Hungerland
dc.subject.otherdevelopmental psychology
dc.subject.otherFlorian Esser
dc.subject.otherfamily studies
dc.subject.otherMeike Baader
dc.subject.othersocial work
dc.subject.othersociology of childhood
dc.subject.otherTanja Betz
dc.titleChapter 6 Extending agency
dc.title.alternativeThe merit of relational approaches for Childhood Studies
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookReconceptualising Agency and Childhood
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookReconceptualising Agency and Childhood

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