Feeding China s Little Emperors

This book focuses on how the transformation of the food habits of Chinese children—involving snack foods, soft drinks, and fast foods from such Western outlets as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken—has changed the intimate ...

Feeding China s Little Emperors

This book focuses on how the transformation of the food habits of Chinese children—involving snack foods, soft drinks, and fast foods from such Western outlets as McDonald's and Kentucky Fried Chicken—has changed the intimate relationship of childhood, parenthood, and family life.

Children and Social Change

Finally the chapter considers the ways that children navigate complex state relations including the ways they accept, resist and try to change their position. Schooling and Children's Social Place Selection for schooling and the ...

Children and Social Change

Draws on international case studies, including India, South Africa and the Caribbean, to explore everyday childhood in relation to employment, religion, policing, war and migration. >

Social Theory Social Change and Social Work

Analyzes the current changes in social work and assesses how far recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation. Considers issues of central significance to all interested in social work theory, policy, practice

Social Theory  Social Change and Social Work

Analyzes the current changes in social work and assesses how far recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation. Considers issues of central significance to all interested in social work theory, policy, practice.

Women Children and Social Transformation in Myanmar

Children: Toward. Multilingual. Society. Abstract The contents of this book clearly highlight how the community based organizations (CBOs) especially women's organizations (WOs) are playing instrumental and supplementary roles in ...

Women  Children and Social Transformation in Myanmar

This book explores the need for deep-seated social change in Myanmar if the country’s democratic transition and peace process is to deliver tangible benefits for those that have long faced profound vulnerability and marginalisation. Drawing on detailed case studies, it showcases a range of initiatives taking place in Myanmar aimed at strengthening women’s and children’s rights, improving education provision, and promoting respect for ethnic, religious and linguistic diversity, as well as the challenges these initiatives face, and the foundations still needed for a more equal and socially cohesive society. The timely and insightful analysis presented in this book is a key read for those interested in understanding the challenges facing Myanmar and other highly diverse, and divided, countries.

The Social Life of Children in a Changing Society

Social. Change. Kathryn M. Borman Harold D. Fishbein University of Cincinnati The children's lives studied in this book are embedded in the social structure of children's immediate experiences in families, peer groups, ...

The Social Life of Children in a Changing Society

This book developed from a symposium in which participants examined childhood socialization from a number of perspectives and with several disciplinary lenses. The major purpose of the symposium and thus of this volume is to provide an integrative, multidisciplinary discussion of the social development of preschool and young elementary school-aged children. As a result, there are contributions to this volume from anthropologists (Leacock, Ogbu), psychologists (Lippincott, Mueller, Ramey and Snow), sociologists (Borman, Denzin) and scholars who have self-consciously adopted an interdisciplinary framework. First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Grassroots Leadership and the Arts For Social Change

It was a home and theatre center to many former street children, whose lives were transformed by the power of the stage. Shangilia fused the dance and movement with drama, as vehicles for social transformation and behavior change among ...

Grassroots Leadership and the Arts For Social Change

This book explores the intersection of grassroots leadership and the arts for social change, examining the many movements and subsequent victories the arts community has won for society. The book illustrates the diverse but influential work of these figures, reflecting on their actions, commitments and their positive impact on the modern world.

Social Theory Social Change and Social Work

The main focus of this chapter is to explore the important changes in the relationships of the central players involved in the arena of decision-making and analyse how this is affecting social-work practice with children and families.

Social Theory  Social Change and Social Work

Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work has two inter-related themes. First to account for and analyse current changes in social work and secondly, to assess how far recent developments in social theory can contribute to their interpretation. Representing the work of a range of academics all involved in research and teaching in relation to social work, it considers issues of central significance to everyone interested in the theory, policy, and practice of social work.

Everyday Ethics and Social Change

They also require social support and eco- nomic security, which are not accessible to many women even in wealthy nations. Many mothers, as Jennifer Nedelsky reflects, “cannot enjoy their children in the ways I have because as a society ...

Everyday Ethics and Social Change

Americans increasingly cite moral values as a factor in how they vote, but when we define morality simply in terms of a voter's position on gay marriage and abortion, we lose sight of the ethical decisions that guide our everyday lives. In our encounters with friends, family members, nature, and nonhuman creatures, we practice a nonutilitarian morality that makes sacrifice a rational and reasonable choice. Recognizing these everyday ethics, Anna L. Peterson argues, helps us move past the seemingly irreconcilable conflicts of culture and refocus on issues that affect real social change. Peterson begins by divining a "second language" for personal and political values, a vocabulary derived from the loving and mutually beneficial relationships of daily life. Even if our interactions with others are fleeting and fragmentary, they provide a viable alternative to the contractual and atomistic attitudes of mainstream culture. Everyday ethics point toward a more just, humane, and sustainable society, and to acknowledge moments of grace in our daily encounters is to realize a different way of relating to people and nonhuman nature--an alternative ethic to cynicism and rank consumerism. In redefining the parameters of morality, Peterson enables us to make fundamental problems such as the distribution of wealth, the use of public land and natural resources, labor and employment policy, and the character of political institutions the preferred focus of debate and action.

Social Change and Social Work

The Changing Societal Conditions of Social Work in Time and Place Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala. PSP is also an example of a conventional way of conceptualizing and understanding child—adult (intergenerational) relations, ...

Social Change and Social Work

Social Change and Social Work discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline and practice is encountering global and local transformations. Divided into three parts, topics covered include the changing social work mandate throughout history; social work paradigms and theoretical considerations; phenomenological social work; practice research; and gender and generational research. Taken together, the chapters in this anthology provide an authoritative and up-to-date overview of current discussions within the European social work research community.

Education Reform and Social Change

The objective is to focus on questions that are fundamental to the children and their position in society. Third, the effective use of content in educational activities requires careful planning. And, fourth, the approach is activity ...

Education Reform and Social Change

Education Reform and Social Change is about addressing and changing the structures, policies, and practices of schools that differentially advantage white, middle class, native English speakers over students of color for whom English may be a second or additional language. It is also about helping people to think critically about what it is schools do and to consider more democratic, participatory, and equitable approaches. The chapters in the text provide first-hand documentation of the voices, struggles, and visions of students, parent activists, advocates, attorneys, and educators involved in educational and social change processes. It chronicles real-life efforts of people challenging the status quo and working to build a more participatory, equitable, and transformative future. The goal of this book is twofold: first, to consider the structures, policies, and practices that shape and limit educational change, and learning and teaching; and second, to document grassroots collaborative and creative efforts to change them. It offers a critical framework both for conceptualizing and for actualizing educational change. Organized into four sections, this book provides a theoretical and practical framework for thinking about educational reform and social change -- one that moves from the broader structural concerns that are embedded in policy, to case studies that document activism and collaborative efforts to change school, city, and state policies, to classroom-based directions and initiatives, and to the construction of personal and collective visions for a more democratic, equitable, and just education. Each section includes an overview of the chapters, necessary background information to help the reader contextualize what follows, and guiding questions to encourage reflective thought and engagement with the text and to invite personal linkages. Two resource sections are included at the end of the volume: "Radical Educational Reform, Critical Pedagogy, and Multicultural Education: Selected Readings and Resources" and "National Organization Networks and Resources with a Critical Perspective."

Families Violence And Social Change

Thus despite higher economic and occupational aspira— tions there remain patterns of transition into relationships and parenting that are indicative of social class differences. An increasing number of children experience change in ...

Families  Violence And Social Change

“This comprehensive analysis on abuse committed in the home provides insights at both the micro and macro levels... The book combines legal and social science approaches in a way that makes it essential reading for anyone studying or working on violence-related issues.†Kevät Nousiainen, University of Helsinki, Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen, University of Umeå and Anu Pylkkänen, University of Helsinki. “This excellent book offers a timely intervention into debates about violence. Whilst most debates still focus on the spectacular rather than mundane forms of violence, Linda McKie uses a synthesis of legal, sociological and feminist research to show how current debates fail to deal with the violence that underpins our lives.†Prof Beverley Skeggs, University of London. An exciting new addition to the series, this book tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual. This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change: Charts social and economic changes and their impact on the family Considers the prevalence and nature of abuse within families Explores the relationship between social theory, families and changing issues in familial relationships Develops a theory of social change and families through a critical and pragmatic stance Key reading for undergraduate students of sociology reading courses such as family, gender, health, criminology and social change.

Social Work with Children and Families

Otway, P. (1996) 'Social Work with Children and Families: From Child Welfare to Child Protection' in Parton, N. Ed. Social Theory, Social Change and Social Work. London: Routledge, pp. 152–171. PACE/Parents Against Child Sexual ...

Social Work with Children and Families

Professional social work has changed considerably over the last forty years coinciding with the demise of the social democratic consensus of the post-war years and the emergence and now domination of neoliberalism. Rather than the state through the government of the day ensuring citizens' basic needs were met via the welfare state, the belief in free market economics entails people having to be self-reliant and self-responsible. This has involved social work with children and families moving from a helping and supportive role to one that is more authoritarian, this often involving telling parents to change their behaviour and lifestyle or face the consequences. This book outlines the development of social work with children and families over the period in question, drawing on the author's unique practice experience and his extensive writings. It charts the highs and lows of social work, the latter including the dominance of managerialism which emphasises speedy completion of bureaucracy so as to ration resources and assess/manage risk. Despite this, the argument is for a critical practice which addresses service users immediate needs while simultaneously aiming towards a more socially just and equal society. This book is essential reading for everyone interested in social work including academics, students, practitioners and managers both in the UK and overseas. Social care and allied professionals more generally will also find it insightful, as will academics, students and educators of social policy and related disciplines.

Social and Academic Abilities in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

However, actual change in their social interaction behaviors usually lags behind this relatively fast improvement in the socialcognitive domain. We have also observed that different children exhibit very different rates of improvement ...

Social and Academic Abilities in Children with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders

A uniquely comprehensive resource for practitioners, this research-based book addresses both the social-emotional and cognitive-academic challenges faced by children and adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASD). The author discusses DSM-5 criteria, traces these kids' developmental trajectories, and explores their distinct combination of strengths and needs. Effective school-based interventions for overcoming the social isolation and learning difficulties often associated with HFASD are reviewed in depth. Appendices include concise descriptions of more than 50 relevant assessment tools, plus a detailed, practical outline of the author's empirically supported social intervention model.

Educating for Radical Social Transformation in the Climate Crisis

In some research on using children's to get parents to become more concerned about climate change, for example, ... radical social transformation, it is adult education that is essential, more so than the education of children and young ...

Educating for Radical Social Transformation in the Climate Crisis


Children Technology and Culture

Throughout the argument so far , I have tried to demonstrate that if it now seems both possible and sensible to view children as independent , this change of view is itself dependent on social factors . One item from the agenda I ...

Children  Technology  and Culture

Hidden Hands focuses on a specific and neglected area of contemporary child welfare; that of children's paid work and labour.

Social Policy and Social Change

ideology, known as social Darwinism was replaced by reform Darwinism, a theory that human evolution would move in a positive ... progressive reformers believed that certain policy changes were necessary, such as child labor laws, ...

Social Policy and Social Change

The Second Edition of Social Policy and Social Change is a timely examination of the field, unique in its inclusion of both a historical analysis of problems and policy and an exploration of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to them. The New Edition of this seminal text examines issues of discrimination, health care, housing, income, and child welfare and considers the policies that strive to improve them. With a focus on how domestic social policies can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups, Jimenez et al. consider the impact of globalization in the United States while addressing developing concerns now emerging in the global village.

Children and Social Exclusion

... together with a decreased desire for social change to challenge their disadvantaged position. These findings, combined with a significant body of evidence showing that intergroup contact reduces majority status children's prejudice ...

Children and Social Exclusion

Children and Social Exclusion: Morality, Prejudice, and Group Identity explores the origins of prejudice and the emergence of morality to explain why children include some and exclude others. Formulates an original theory about children’s experiences with exclusion and how they understand the world of discrimination based on group membership Brings together Social Domain Theory and Social Identity Theory to explain how children view exclusion that often results in prejudice, and inclusion that reflects social justice and morality Presents new research data consisting of in-depth interviews from childhood to late adolescence, observational findings with peer groups, and experimental paradigms that test how children understand group dynamics and social norms, and show either group bias or morality Illustrates data with direct quotes from children along with diagrams depicting their social understanding Presents new insights about the origins of prejudice and group bias, as well as morality and fairness, drawn from extensive original data

Education and Social Change in China Inequality in a Market Economy

Although large numbers of migrant children may be attending migrant children's schools, notall doso. Pedagogy inthese schoolsis substandard and does notprovide adequate or accredited training for teachers topreparethe children toplay ...

Education and Social Change in China  Inequality in a Market Economy

Market reform, financial decentralization, and economic globalization have greatly accentuated China's social and regional inequalities. Education is expected to address these inequalities in a context of rapid social change, including the rise of an urban middle class, changed status of women, resurgence of ethnic identities, growing rural to urban migration, and lingering poverty in remote areas. But some argue that state policies have not sufficiently addressed inequitable practices, and that schools actually perpetuate and reproduce inequities, giving rise to a new system of social stratification driven more by market forces than socialist principles. Featuring all original, previously unpublished material, this volume examines this argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era. Chapters focus on the new urban middle class, poor rural residents, the migrant population in urban areas, rural girls, and ethnic minorities. The contributors are established scholars in the field, and they build a conceptual framework for assessing the degree to which China's educational reforms are inclusive, equitable, and integrative across social categories and groups.

Children s Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility

Research is an important step but not the only step in overcoming the obstacles to change . In addition , it is critical to have organizations that act as advocates of social responsibility and as support to teachers and schools that ...

Children s Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility

This book breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development. Berman shows that children's awareness of the social and political world emerges far earlier and their social and moral abilities are more advanced than we thought. Drawing on the research literature in such fields as moral development, citizenship education, political socialization, prosocial development, and psychosocial development, Berman provides educators and researchers with the developmental understandings and instructional strategies necessary to enable students to become active, caring, and responsible members of our social and political community. "I believe this book pushes the field of educational and developmental psychology to a new level. It addresses some of the most pressing issues of our time..". -- Mary Field Belenky, University of Vermont, author of Women's Ways of Knowing "Berman pushes us to consider how more than service opportunities or isolated courses in contemporary issues will be needed if students are to become engaged citizens. In doing so, he lays the groundwork for a movement to reclaim the civic purposes that once undergirded American education. Achieving this end will require a transformation of curriculum, instruction, and school structures aimed at incorporating multiple perspectives, providing more room for student voices, and supporting the formation of interactive school communities in which students feel cared for and influential". -- Gregory Smith, Lewis and Clark College, author of Education and the Environment: Learning to Live with Limits

Children s Development Within Social Context Research and methodology

In M. Hickman (Ed), Social change and funclionol approaches to language and thought (pp. 225-249). San Diego: Academic. Miller. 8., 8; Brownell, C. (1975]. Peers. persuasion and Piaget: Dyadic interaction between conservers and ...

Children s Development Within Social Context  Research and methodology

These companion volumes bring together research and theoretical work that addresses the relations between social context and the development of children. They allow for the in-depth discussion of a number of vital metatheoretical, theoretical, and methodological issues that have emerged as a result of increased investigation in these areas. For example: Which methodological and statistical procedures are appropriate and applicable to studies of social context and processes of development? Should the nature of social context be reconceptualized as something more than different levels of some social independent variable? Are theories of development that do not consider social context incomplete? Will the increasingly finer definitions of social context lead to extreme situationism and contextualism? As developmental theory and investigation continues to address relationships between social and cognitive development, it becomes increasingly important that issues concerning social context be elaborated and discussed.