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The Story of Childhood: Growing Up in Modern…

The Story of Childhood: Growing Up in Modern Britain

by Libby Brooks

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A fantastic collection of nine case studies of modern youth in all its forms, from a teenage mother to a public schoolboy. Brooks spends several months with each child, aged between 4 and 16 years old, reporting honestly and candidly on their day-to-day lives, friendships, education, family dynamics and interests. Entwined within each of these case studies are explorations of issues affecting children today, from school dinners to street safety, sex education to consumerism, based on historical, sociological and psychological investigation. Compelling and thought provoking. ( )
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Libby Brooks suggests that there is much we don't understand about contemporary childhood. She talks to nine very different children between the ages of four and sixteen growing up in Britain today. The public schoolboy, the young offender, the teenage mum, the country lad, for example, talk about their own lives.… (more)

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