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Childhood Studies

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The scholarly study of children and young people is a relatively new multidisciplinary effort that spans multiple epistemologies and methodologies, making it challenging for students and scholars to stay informed. From psychology to labor rights, from ethics to education, Childhood Studies is one of the most active fields in academia today. It encompasses the meanings that adults place on children’s innocence or competence, and interrogates the notion of childhood as a social category. How adults have thought about children and the impact that this has had on the ways children are treated are also analyzed critically and great emphasis is placed on historical, cultural and literary interpretations of childhood. Contemporary Childhood Studies is also characterized by its insistence on the need for children themselves to be understood as the best informants of their own lives. Scholars therefore look at children’s own cultures, meanings and the ways in which they attempt to change their lives and the lives of adults around them. Whereas once children might have been seen as passive, dependent or incomplete, they are now seen by scholars as equal participants in society, differently competent to adults, but of interest for what they are now, not only what they will become. Children’s rights, and the changing relationship between parents and children, therefore are central to the field.

Childhood Studies is international and cross-cultural in scope, transcending narrow geographical confines and analyzing modern and historical childhoods both locally and globally. A great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship, research, and statistics appearing in online databases. With advances in online searching and database technologies, researchers and practitioners can easily access library catalogs, bibliographic indexes, and other lists that show thousands of resources that might also be useful to them. In this situation what is most needed is expert guidance. Researchers and practitioners at all levels need tools that help them filter through the proliferation of information sources to material that is reliable and directly relevant to their inquiries. Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies will offer a trustworthy pathway through the thicket of information overload.

 

Editor in Chief

Heather Montgomery is a Reader in the Anthropology of Childhood at the Open University, UK. She is a social anthropologist who has focused on issues of childhood, adolescence, sexuality and children’s rights. Her initial work was on young prostitutes in Thailand, published as Modern Babylon? Prostituting Children in Thailand (Berghahn: Oxford 2001). She also writes more generally on the role of children in anthropology and history, examining how children and adolescents have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs and historical accounts. An Introduction to Childhood: Anthropological Perspectives of Children’s Lives was published by Wiley-Blackwell in 2008.

 


STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Cambridge
University of Melbourne
Independent Scholar
University of Warwick

FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD

University of Cambridge
Rutgers University
Rutgers University
Indiana University
University of Cape Town
University of California, Berkeley
City University of New York
Utah State University
University of Melbourne
Birkbeck College, University of London
University of Warwick

ARTICLES AND CONTRIBUTORS

* = recently published

Helena Helve
Tampereen yliopisto
Emma Cave
University of Leeds
Rachael Stryker
Mills College
Kristen Cheney
International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague
Hilary Levey Friedman
Harvard University
Robert S. Petersen
Eastern Illinois University
Nick Midgley
University College London
Heather Montgomery
The Open University
Suzanne Spencer-Wood
Oakland University
Jean Mercer
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Stephanie Knaak
University of Calgary
Alison Penny
Childhood Bereavement Network
Johanna Schiratzki
Ersta Sköndal Högskola
Jay Mechling
University of California, Davis
Vanessa R. Sasson
Marianopolis College
Franz Metcalf
California State University, Los Angeles
Inés de La Ville
Université de Poitiers
Hilary Levey Friedman
Harvard University
Mary Lorena Kenny
Eastern Connecticut State University
Jill E. Korbin
Case Western Reserve University
Valerie Polakow
Eastern Michigan University
Syprose Owiti
Eastern Michigan University
Heather Montgomery
The Open University
Susan Vivian Mangold
University at Buffalo, State University of New York
Andrew Dawes
University of Cape Town
Angela Davis
The University of Warwick
Gail F. Melson
Purdue University
Hilary Levey Friedman
Harvard University
Daniel Thomas Cook
Rutgers University—Camden
Nigel Thomas
University of Central Lancashire
Stephen M. Quintana
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Patrice Leverett
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Tess Ridge
University of Bath
Helene Brembeck
Göteborgs universitet
Louise Chawla
University of Colorado Boulder
Debbie Flanders Cushing
University of Colorado Boulder
Laura Healey Malinin
University of Colorado Boulder
Illène Pevec
University of Colorado Boulder
Willem van Vliet
University of Colorado Boulder
Kelly Zuniga
Queensland University of Technology
Karen Wells
Birkbeck, University of London
Aleksandra Roulet-Cimpric
Angela Hubler
Kansas State University
Mark Golden
The University of Winnipeg
Chris Richards
University of London
Rebekah Willett
University of Wisconsin—Madison
Clare Rose
The Open University
Esther Burkitt
University of Chicester
Peter Kraftl
University of Leicester
John Horton
The University of Northampton
Faith Tucker
The University of Northampton
Peter Hunt
Cardiff University
Heather Montgomery
The Open University
Manfred Liebel
Internationale Akademie an der Freien Universität Berlin
David F. Lancy
Utah State University
Vanessa L. Fong
Harvard University
Antonella Invernizzi
Swansea University
Brian Milne
Swansea University
Jane Berger
Moravian College
Robert H. Mayer
Moravian College
Gillian Evans
The University of Manchester
Anthony T. Carter
University of Rochester
Rosalyn Benjamin Darling
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Tucker
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Joel Best
University of Delaware
Michael Bourdillon
University of Zimbabwe
Sonali Shah
University of Leeds
George W. Holden
Southern Methodist University
Christia Spears Brown
University of Kentucky
Elizabeth V. Sweet
University of California, Davis
Lorraine Radford
University of Central Lancashire
Glenda MacNaughton
The University of Melbourne
Kathryn M. Anderson-Levitt
University of Michigan–Dearborn
Ann Farrell
Queensland University of Technology
Kieron Sheehy
The Open University
Alyssa N. Crittenden
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Esther Dermott
University of Bristol
Elizabeth Heger Boyle
University of Minnesota
Michael Newton
Universiteit Leiden
Jean Reith Schroedel
Claremont Graduate University
Erin E. Brooks
Claremont Graduate University
Rachana Agarwal
Elizabeth Tucker
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Deborah Albon
London Metropolitan University
Rachel Fuchs
Arizona State University
Stephanie McBride-Schreiner
Arizona State University
Kristen D. Nawrotzki
Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg
Kevin J. Brehony
University of Roehampton
Barry Schneider
University of Ottawa
Don Romesburg
Sonoma State University
Anna Malmquist
Linköpings Universitet
Karin Zetterqvist Nelson
Linköpings Universitet
Anna Mae Duane
University of Connecticut
Elizabeth Chin
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Alejandro E. Brice
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
Shurlee Swain
Australian Catholic University
Jenny Keating
University of London
Susan Miller
Rutgers University-Camden
Mona Gleason
The University of British Columbia
Tamara Myers
The University of British Columbia
Fiona Bowie
King's College London
Dorothy Pawluch
McMaster University
Gary Wyatt
Emporia State University
Tobias Hecht
Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis
University of Birmingham
Manuela Garcia Quiroga
University of Birmingham
Masoud Rajabi-Ardeshiri
The University of Sheffield
Virginia Yans
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ji-Hye Shin
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Leslie Smith
Lancaster University
Marcia J. Bunge
Valparaiso University
Yvette R. Harris
Miami University
Amy Paugh
James Madison University
Tobias Hecht
Vera John-Steiner
The University of New Mexico
Monica Flegel
Lakehead University
Diederik Janssen
Stephen E. Brock
California State University, Sacramento
Emily Holly
University of California, Davis
Hilary Sisson
California State University, Sacramento
Alyssa Ybarra
California State University, Sacramento
Sally Crawford
University of Oxford
Ingrid Johnston-Robledo
Castleton State College
Margaret L. Stubbs
Chatham University
Ashley Walch
Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Libby Balter Blume
University of Detroit Mercy
Heidi Morrison
University of Wisconsin—La Crosse
Charles Watters
Rutgers University-Camden
Lara Freidenfelds
Terri Apter
Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Jose Luis Alvarado
San Diego State University
Valerie Ooka Pang
San Diego State University
Melissa Naranjo
San Diego State University
Beatriz Ilari
University of Southern California
Robert Bensen
Hartwick College
Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli
University of Haifa
Yael Hashiloni-Dolev
The Academic College of Tel Aviv Yaffo
Anna Holzscheiter
Freie Universität Berlin
Elizabeth Galway
University of Lethbridge
Cheryl Nixon
University of Massachusetts Boston
Caroline J. Gatrell
Lancaster University
Juha Hämäläinen
Itä-Suomen yliopisto
William A. Corsaro
Indiana University Bloomington
Kirsten Stirling
Université de Lausanne
Colin Heywood
The University of Northampton
Anna Beresin
The University of the Arts in Philadelphia
Brian Young
University of Exeter
Diederik Janssen
Anoop Nayak
Newcastle University
Charles Watters
Rutgers University-Camden
Elizabeth K. Anthony
Arizona State University
Andy Byford
Durham University
Glenn W. Muschert
Miami University
Jaclyn Schildkraut
State University of New York at Oswego
Floyd M. Hammack
New York University
Carolyn S. Marsh
San Francisco State University
Jessica Fields
San Francisco State University
Mary Jane Kehily
The Open University
Ashley Maynard
University of Hawai'I
Todd Dufresne
Lakehead University
Abigail Knight
University of London
Leon Kuczynski
University of Guelph
Sandra L. Calvert
Georgetown University
Amanda E. Staiano
Louisiana State University
Claudia Malacrida
University of Lethbridge
Tiffani Semach
University of Lethbridge
Michael Wyness
The University of Warwick
Linda M. Richter
University of the Witwatersrand
Julia de Kadt
University of the Witwatersrand
Carren Ginsburg
University of the Witwatersrand
Tawanda Makusha
Human Sciences Research Council
Shane A Norris
University of the Witwatersrand
Sarada Balagopalan
Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
Stephen Wagg
University of Leeds
Lewis Aptekar
San Jose State University
Rupa Huq
Kingston University, London
Andrew M. Kiselica
University of South Florida
Mark S. Kiselica
The College of New Jersey
Andrew L. Cherry
The University of Oklahoma
Mary E. Dillon
University of Central Florida
Máire Messenger Davies
University of Ulster
Emily W. Kane
Bates College
Aviva Sinervo
Jeffrey H. Goldstein
Utrecht University
Alessandra Piontelli
Milan (Italy)
Jonathan Tudge
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Anna Sparrman
Linköpings Universitet
Mary Kellett
The Open University
Brenda Ayres
Liberty University
David M. Rosen
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Laurence Brockliss
University of Oxford
Saul Becker
The University of Nottingham
Agnes Leu
Universität Basel
Jo Boyden
Young Lives
Caroline Knowles
Young Lives
Virginia Morrow
Young Lives
Grace Spencer
The University of Nottingham

FORTHCOMING ARTICLES

Abduction of Children
Melissa Young-Spillers
Aboriginal Childhoods
Gaynor Macdonald
University of Sydney
African American Children and Childhood
Robin Bernstein
Harvard University
Child headed households
Julia Sloth-Nielsen
University of the Western Cape
Child Homelessness
Valerie Polakow
Eastern Michigan University
Katja Robinson
Eastern Michigan University
Chloe Wilson
Eastern Michigan University
Child Protection
Gary Melton
U of Colo School of Med
Child Witches in Colonial America
Thomas Rushford
Geroge Mason University
Childhood and Borders
Marek Tesar
University of Auckland
Childhood as Discourse
Patrick Ryan
Childhood Studies in France
Regine Sirota
Children and Space
Marta Gutman
City University of New York
Children and the Law
Vivian Hamilton
William and Mary School of Law
Children's Cultures
Jacqui Marsh
Colonialism
Sarada Balagopalan
Divorce and Custody
Robert Hughes
University of Illinois
Jill Bowers
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
James Monk
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Eating disorders and obesity
Richard Kreipe
University of Rochester
Sarah Welsh
University of Rochester
Fairy Tales and Folktales
Donald Haase
Wayne STate University
Femininities/Girlhood
Catherine Driscoll
Historical Approaches to Child Witches
Liv Helene Willumsen
University of Tromsoe
History of Adoption and Fostering in Canada
Tarah Brookfield
Wilfrid Laurier University
Innocence and childhood
Doris Bühler-Niederberger
University of Wuppertal
Japan
Dawn Grimes-MacLellan
Meiji Gakuin University
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Juergen Oelkers
University of Zürich
Juvenile Justice
Neal Hazel
University of Salford
Magazines for Teenagers
Elizabeth Lovegrove
Margaret Mead
Virginia Yans
Rutgers University
Ji-Hye Shin
Rutgers University
Maria Montessori
Tim Seldin
Melanie Klein
Gail Donaldson
Union College
Mental Health Including Self-Harm and Suicide
Jo Williams
Millennium Cohort Study
Linda Platt
Parks and Playgrounds
Robin Moore
Philippe Ariés
Colin Heywood
University of Nottingham
Post-colonialism
Sarada Balagopalan
Post-Modernism
Fiachra Long
Psychoanalysis
Gail Boldt
Pennsylvania State University
Puberty
Julia Graber
University of Florid
Save the Children Fund (History)
Dominique Marshall
Southeast Asia
Harriot Beazley
University of the Sunshine Coast
Special Education
Lani Florian
Spirituality
Rebecca Nye
Tattoos, Piercings, and Body Modifications
Lisiunia Romanienko
The Bible and Children
Reidar Aasgaard

GRADUATE STUDENT ARTICLE AWARD

The Oxford Bibliographies Graduate Student Article Award is an annual, invitation-only award that offers experienced doctoral candidates an opportunity to contribute to Oxford Bibliographies in Childhood Studies, to draw attention to their work, and to add a peer-reviewed publication to their CVs. Invitation is by faculty nomination only. Nominations are now being accepted.

“Graduate students are by necessity deeply and critically engaged in the literature within emerging areas of research. This knowledge puts them in an ideal position to write for Oxford Bibliographies. I am particularly excited about the potential of this award as a pathway to including articles on cutting-edge topics, and I think it is an important acknowledgement of the significant contribution graduate students routinely make to the production of new scholarship.”

--Damon Zucca, Reference and Online Publisher, Oxford University Press

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