Chapter 1. Conceptualizing Agency
Chapter 2. The Recognition and Distribution of Children’s Agency
Chapter 3. Childhood, Globalization and Global Standards
Chapter 4. Childhoods: Diversity and Hybridity
Chapter 5. Childhood and Generation
Chapter 6. Childhood, Wellbeing and Multi-Disciplinarity
Conclusion: Relocating Children and Childhood
Focusing on children’s agency from multiple perspectives as well as globalization’s complex effects on children and childhood, Wyness provides a compelling and innovative contribution to childhood studies. The book is well written, well grounded in the relevant theoretical and substantive literature, and full of insightful and timely case studies. Wyness’s Childhood is a gem!
William A. Corsaro, Indiana University
Michael Wyness has a deep understanding of all the key issues in the sociology of childhood and this shines through this short but illuminating introduction to the topic.
Alan Prout, University of Leeds