Canadian scholars
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds
2017 sociologyofchildandyouthstudies cvr
Approx. 350 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
December 2017
Print ISBN: 9781773380186
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Overview

The Sociology of Childhood and Youth Studies in Canada is an edited collection of cutting-edge Canadian scholarship examining young lives from a sociological perspective. The volume is divided into four parts, addressing: ethics and innovation in conducting research with children and youth; the social construction of childhood and youth; inequalities and intersections in experiences of childhood and youth; and citizenship, rights, and social engagement. Specific topics of focus include arts-based approaches to research with young people, children’s family and peer relationships, disability, the production of gendered and racialized children through storybooks, marketing to children, the settler colonial biopolitics of residential schools and the Sixties Scoop, young people’s activism in terms of challenging dress codes and creating gay-straight alliances, and theorizing young people’s rights, civic engagement, and citizenship. Discussion of these topics is informed by current trends in the sociology of childhood, all with attention to social justice. This collection will appeal to undergraduate students of sociology, women’s and gender studies, child and youth studies, child and youth care, and early childhood education.


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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction


SECTION I: RESEARCH ON AND WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH

Chapter 1: Adults Researching with Children, Rachel Berman and Maggie MacNevin

Chapter 2: “Breaking with Inside Experience”: Navigating Practical and Scholarly Knowledge in Research with Young People, Jacqueline Kennelly, Valerie Stam, and Lynette Schick

Chapter 3: “You Even Wrote Down Our Homework!”: Ethnography and Creative Visual Methods in Doing Research Along With Children and Young People, Diane Farmer

Chapter 4: About Us, By Us, and Other Stories of Arts-based Research and Marginalized Girls, Marnina Gonick

Chapter 5: “We Can Play Whatever We Want”: Exploring Children’s Voices in Education and in Research, Kate MacDonald


SECTION II: SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

Chapter 6: Perceptions of Our Childhood: Confronting Social Constructions of Care, Disability, and Childhood, Jihan Abbas

Chapter 7: Studying Friendship among Children at School from a Sociological Approach of Childhood, Nathalie Bélanger

Chapter 8: Racism, Culture, and Power in Children’s Books, Xiaobei Chen

Chapter 9: Pedagogy and Propriety: A Gendered Analysis of Children’s Fairytales, Nicole Andrejek

Chapter 10: From Babies to Teens: Children are a Marketer’s Dream, Cheryl Williams and Natalie Coulter


SECTION III: INEQUALITIES AND INTERSECTIONS IN EXPERIENCES OF CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH

Chapter 11: By the Year 2000? Child Poverty in Canada, Patrizia Albanese

Chapter 12: Settler Colonialism, Biopolitics, and Indigenous Children in Canada, Dale C. Spencer and Raven Sinclair

Chapter 13: Negotiating Youth Citizenship and Belonging in a Toronto “Priority” Neighbourhood, Anuppiriya Sriskandarajah

Chapter 14: Giving Voice: Prioritizing Youth Agency in Criminal Justice Diversion, Voula Marinos, Nathan Innocente, and Christine Goodwin-DeFaria

Chapter 15: Queer and Trans at School: Gay–Straight Alliances and the Politics of Inclusion, Cameron Greensmith and Adam Davies


SECTION IV: CITIZENSHIP, RIGHTS, AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Chapter 16: Doing Children’s Rights: Moving beyond Entitlements and into Relationships in Canadian Contexts, Noah Kenneally

Chapter 17: Between Children’s Rights and Disability Rights: Inclusion and Participation of Children and Youth with Disabilities, Cornelia Schneider

Chapter 18: Making Friends, Negotiating Belonging: How Immigrant and Refugee Youth Negotiate Peer Relations to Claim Belonging, Erwin Dimitri Selimos

Chapter 19: Dress Codes as Gender Politics: Feminist Action in Canadian High Schools, Rebecca Raby and Shauna Pomerantz

Chapter 20: The Civic and Political Engagement of Canadian Youth, Alison Molina-Girón


Glossary

Xiaobei Chen

Xiaobei Chen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University.


Rebecca Raby

Rebecca Raby is a Professor in the Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University and a member of the committee of Brock’s Social Justice Research Institute.


Patrizia Albanese

Patrizia Albanese is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University.


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