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Organizations, Nongovernmental

Anna Holzscheiter

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Nongovernmental Organizations Introduction Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are now considered to be the linchpin of grassroots, local, na...


Cheryl Nixon

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Orphans Introduction Bereft of parents, the orphan is a child who requires protection, care, and guidance. The orphan thus reveals his or her ...

Parental Gender Preferences, The Social Construction of

Emily W. Kane

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

The Social Construction of Parental Gender PreferencesIntroductionParents play a critical role in shaping gender-related outcomes for their children, ...


Caroline J. Gatrell

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Parenting Introduction Research on parenting, and especially mothering, has been a focus of sociologies and psychologies of parenting and family...

Pediatrics, History of

Dorothy Pawluch, Samuel Schotland

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

History of PediatricsIntroductionAlthough interest in the health, illnesses, and well-being of the young dates back to Antiquity, the term pediatrics ...

Peer Culture

William A. Corsaro

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Peer CultureIntroductionMost of the early work on peer culture focuses on adolescents, with a primary concern on outcomes (positive and negative) of e...

Peter Pan

Kirsten Stirling

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Peter PanIntroductionPeter Pan is a classic of children’s literature, and the name of its hero has passed into the English language and taken on a lif...

Philosophy and Childhood

Walter Kohan

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Philosophy and ChildhoodIntroductionPhilosophy of childhood is an academic field born at least with Heraclitus and his connection between aion (time),...

Piaget, Jean

Leslie Smith

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Jean PiagetIntroductionJean William Fritz Piaget was born 9 August 1896 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and died 16 September 1980 in Geneva, Switzerland. ...


Anna Beresin

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Play Introduction Play is the language of childhood, a complex, social, and multimodal process. Definitions abound but are often found lacking....

Politics, Children and

Nigel Thomas

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Children and Politics Introduction Children’s relation to politics can be understood in a variety of different ways, including the impact of p...


Fiachra Long

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Post-ModernismIntroductionJean Francois Lyotard’s The Postmodern Condition, subtitled “A Report on Knowledge,” explores the changed status of knowledg...

Postcolonial Childhoods

Sarada Balagopalan, Clovis Bergère

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Postcolonial ChildhoodsIntroductionDrawing on postcolonial theory, this article uses the term “postcolony” to trace imperialism’s lasting and continue...

Poverty, Rights, and Well-being, Child

Valerie Polakow, Syprose Owiti

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Child Poverty, Rights, and Well-Being Introduction Child poverty constitutes a global crisis with far-reaching implications for children’s psy...

Pre-Colombian Mesoamerica Childhoods

Héctor Hernández Álvarez

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica ChildhoodsIntroductionResearch on pre-Columbian childhood refers to all those studies that consider the different evidence a...

Prostitution and Pornography, Child

Heather Montgomery

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Child Prostitution and PornographyIntroductionThe subjects of child prostitution and pornography have been approached from several perspectives, inclu...


Gail Boldt

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2015-05-29

PsychoanalysisIntroductionGrounded in the belief that individual human development and personality are strongly influenced by, if not determined by, e...

Queer Theory and Childhood

Diederik Janssen

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Queer Theory and ChildhoodIntroductionEmergent interfacing between queer studies and childhood studies has amounted to a playing field simultaneously ...

Race and Ethnicity

Anoop Nayak

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Race and Ethnicity Introduction It is widely accepted that race is a fictitious category used to divide the human population in ways that may b...

Racism, Children and

Stephen M. Quintana, Patrice Leverett

Subject: Childhood Studies »

Date Added: 2014-04-28

Children and Racism Introduction Research on racism and children has a long and influential history, with sustained attention over the years, ...

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