Sociology of Childhood

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sociology of Childhood

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Tutor(s): Jackie Brown
    Assessment: essay (3000 words) [80%], group presentation [20%]

    This module will explore the contribution of sociology to our understanding of childhood. Within sociology, the focus on children and childhood has moved away from traditional socialization theories, and has broadened out to include a wide range of theoretical and conceptual ideas. The students will be given an opportunity to think about the social meaning of childhood and how childhood is socially constructed. The substantive areas covered will include current anxieties ragarding sexuality and childhood and childhood and crime. Racism and disability also provide a framework for new ways of thinking about adult assumptions and children's experiences.

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