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Editors' introduction: critical geographies of childhood and youth

Peter Kraftl, John Horton, and Faith Tucker

in Critical Geographies of Childhood and Youth: Contemporary Policy and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9781847428462
eISBN:
9781447307259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428462.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter introduces some of the broader academic and policy/practitioner contexts for the chapters in the book. It reviews work in social studies of childhood, children's geographies and related ... More


Childhood and Crime

Claire McDiarmid

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860127
eISBN:
9781474406147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860127.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This book is a treatise on youth justice which examines the treatment, by the criminal law and the criminal justice system, of children who commit serious crimes. It draws on legal, philosophical and ... More


The Context of the Bulger Case and its Ripple Effect

Claire McDiarmid

in Childhood and Crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781845860127
eISBN:
9781474406147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860127.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines, in depth, the way in which the Bulger case has become emblematic of debates surrounding youth crime, and of “evil children” and has been a touchstone for societal responses to ... More


For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

For the Children argues that the child is a critical figure to the understanding of the struggle to dismantle America’s prison nation. The child--and all producing institutions including schools, ... More


The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Rebekah Sheldon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Child to Come reads American culture from the 1960s to the present as a period in which the anxious apprehension of nonhuman vitality has sought alleviation in the figure of the child. Yet the ... More


Introduction

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In the introduction of For the Children the chapter opens with a community response to the closure of a prison. Local residents protested the closure, stating that the action would harm their ... More


Magical Age

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter explores the shifting conceptions of children and childhood, particularly in the context of the criminal/legal systems. Throughout history the emphasis of the child and childhood ... More


Face

Rebekah Sheldon

in The Child to Come: Life After the Human Catastrophe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816689873
eISBN:
9781452955186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689873.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction of the book lays out the historical and theoretical stakes of its project. It works to chart the movement from the child-in-need-of rescue (characterized by Henry James’s 1898 ... More


The Trouble with the Child in the Carceral State

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The second chapter focuses on the circulation of real and imagined children in four movements that surround the carceral state to illustrate how the invocation of children/childhood, even with the ... More


Life and Death: Reentry after Incarceration

Erica R. Meiners

in For the Children?: Protecting Innocence in a Carceral State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816692750
eISBN:
9781452955247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816692750.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The fifth chapter works with three overlapping narratives and unfinished reports about the “re-entry from prison” to illustrate how punishment exceeds outside of prisons walls, and how meanings ... More


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