Children, Young People and Care

Children, Young People and Care

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The very notions of childhood and youth are intimately connected to contemporary norms, practices and spaces of care, caring and care-giving. The provision of care is widely figured as both the primary responsibility of parents, carers and practitioners who work with children and young people, and the primary factor in shaping children and young people's development, education, socialisation, wellbeing and contentment. However, children and young people themselves are rarely figured as key actors in the provision of care. An overwhelming presumption that children and young people are to be cared for has effectively marginalised their agency and responsibilities as carers, or in relation to practices and spaces of care. Bringing together a significant array of multidisciplinary work on children, young people and families, this collection draws together new research on the diverse lives and experiences of children and young people as carers, as cared for, and in relation to spaces and institutions of care. It is the first collection specifically devoted to the subject of care in relation to childhood and youth. As such, the book will be a key resource for academics, practitioners and students seeking leading-edge empirical and conceptual material on this more

Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 20.32mm | 546g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 13 black & white illustrations, 8 black & white tables, 9 black & white halftones, 4 black & white line drawings
  • 1138920886
  • 9781138920880

About John Horton

John Horton is Associate Professor in Human Geography and Associate Director of the Centre for Children and Youth (CCY) at the University of Northampton, UK. Michelle Pyer is a Senior Researcher in the Institute for Health and Wellbeing at the University of Northampton, more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: children, young people and 'care' John Horton and Michelle Pyer 2. Who cares and how would you know? Conceptualising 'doxic' care Gill Hughes 3. Theories underpinning kinship care Rebecca Pratchett and Paul Rees 4. State of care: the ontologies of child welfare in British Columbia Sarah de Leeuw 5. Caring citizens: emotional engagement and social action in educational settings in New Zealand Bronwyn E. Wood and Rowena M. Taylor 6. Orphanages as Spaces of Care and Control Tom Disney 7. Carefully controlled: young people and their pathways through spaces of secure care Anna Schliehe and Annie Crowley 8. Children creating spaces of care in diverse early childhood centre built environments: a complex interplay of social relations and materialities Ann Pairman and Carmen Dalli 9. Children and young people as providers of care: Perceptions of caregivers and young caregiving in Zambia Caroline Day 10. Caring after parental death: sibling practices and continuing bonds Ruth Evans 11. Kindness: caring for self, others and nature - who cares and why? Tracy Hayes 12. Young women's careful and careless drinking geographies Samantha Wilkinson 13. Views of young people with cognitive disability about care in their relationships Sally Robinson, Karen R. Fisher, Malcolm Hill and Anne Graham 14. Globalising child circulation: the care of children who are privately fostered across international borders Karen Wells 15. Reflection 1: Distance, connection and the power, freedom and obligation (not) to care Kathrin Horschelmann 16. Reflection 2: Providing care: challenges for practitioners and service-providers Michelle Pyer and John Horton 17. Reflection 3: Children, young people and 'caringscapes' Sophie Bowlbyshow more