Rethinking Childhood

reviewed by Patricia Cantor - 2005

coverTitle: Rethinking Childhood
Author(s): Peter B. Pufall and Richard P. Unsworth (Editors)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, Piscataway
ISBN: 0813533651, Pages: 292, Year: 2004
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Rethinking Childhood is a collection of fourteen essays about the study of childhood, one of the first in a series of publications on childhood studies to be published under the auspices of Rutgers University 's Center for Children and Childhood Studies. Although the twenty authors whose work is included here represent a range of disciplines, the collection is unusually cohesive. As is unfortunately not the case in many collections, these essays are of uniformly high quality. They reflect a conscious intent on the part of the editors and contributors to maintain a strong focus and utilize a common vocabulary. It is clear that this collection is the product of thoughtful collaboration. The process by which Rethinking Childhood came to be is described in detail in the book's Preface. It grew out of a year-long project on "Exploring Ecologies of Children" at the Kahn Institute for Liberal Studies at Smith. Some of the scholars involved in that interdisciplinary project recruited other scholars for a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 272-277 ID Number: 11385, Date Accessed: 4/15/2021 12:49:01 AM

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