The body, childhood and society:

Editor : Alan Prout

The body, childhood and society:

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This work examines how children's bodies are constructed in schools, families, courts, hospitals and in film. Recognizing that children's bodies are a target for adult practices of social regulation, the contributors show that children are also active in their construction. Childhood bodies - construction, agency and hybridity, A. Prout; embodied being(s) - understanding the self and the body in childhood, A. James; childhood and the cultural constitution of vulnerable bodies, P.H. Christensen; the body as a site of contestation in school, B. Simpson; children, parents and the construction of the "healthy body" in middle- class families, K. Milburn; "to become dizzy in our turning" - girls, body maps and gender as childhood ends, S. Prendergast; re-presenting the child - the muted child, the tamed wife and the silenced instrument in Jane Campion's "The Piano", R. Frankenberg; faith in the body? - childhood, subjecthood and sociological enquiry, N. Lee; constructing the bodies of ill children in the intensive care unit, B. Plac.

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