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Children and Society (12 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Naomi White

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: How sociological theory positions children as subjects. The relationship between the theorising of children and socially constructed understandings of their position in the social structure. Social policies and practices affecting children in areas such as education, welfare and the family. Literature examining the connection between power, the state and minority status, and theories dealing with the construction of social categories is used as a framework for analysing the changing status and notions of children and childhood.

Assessment: Theoretical essay (3500 words): 40% + Policy analysis project (5500 words): 60%

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