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: Childhood Studies has become a recognised area of research and analysis in recent years. Educationalists and social scientists increasingly point to the importance of childhood as a conceptual category and as a social status for the study of a previously overlooked or marginalised group - children. This book brings together key themes in the area of Childhood Studies that will provide an introduction to students and practitioners working in this field. Written by experts across a range of disciplines the chapters offer a broad-based and accessible insight into childhood. Collectively, the book contributes to an emergent paradigm in which new ways of looking at children and childhood can be researched and theorised.