Synopses & Reviews
In exploring childrens own everyday food encounters, alongside the ways in which childhood identities are constructed and mediated through food, this book enables a measured and insightful understanding of the various and subtle dimensions of the relationship between children, food and identity.
About the Author
ALLISON JAMES is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at the University of Sheffield, UK. She is also Professor at Norwegian Centre for Child Research, Trondheim, Norway. Her most recent work explores chidlrens experiences of hospital space and children as family participants. She is author of numerous books, including Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood
(with A.Prout); Theorising Childhood
(with C.Jenks and A.Prout); Research with Children
(edited with Pia Christensen); Constructing Childhood: Theory, Policy and Social Practice
(with A.L.James); European Childhoods
(edited with A.L.James) and Key Concepts in Childhood Studies
(with A.L. James).
ANNE TRINE KJRHOLT is Associate Professor and Director of Norwegian Centre for Child Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Her research interests include discourses on childhood, childrens rights and citizenship, early childhood education and care. Among Kjrholts publications are: Beyond Listening; Childrens Perspectives in Early Childhood Services (co-edited); Childrens Welfare (co-edited); Global Childhoods: Globalization, Development and Young People (co-edited).
VEBJRG TINGSTAD is Associate Professor and Deputy Director at the Norwegian Centre for Child Research at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
Table of Contents
Introduction--A. James, A. Kjrholt, V. Tingstad
It depends what you mean by feeding on demand: Mothers Accounts of Babies Agency in Infant Feeding Relationships; H. Stapleton &--J. Keenan
The Meaning of Food to Children and Young People from a Lifecourse Perspective; P. Christensen
Family and Food Choices; Blank, P. Bissel &--E. Goyder
Negotiating Family, Negotiating Food: Children as Family Participants; A. James, P. Curtis &--K. Ellis
Children as Food Agents in Frontiering Families; H. Brembeck
Fathering through Food: Childrens Perceptions of Fathers Contributions to Family Food Practices; A. James, P. Curtis &--K. Ellis
Food and Relationship Opportunities: Children's Experiences in Residential Care; S. Punch, R. Emond, I. McIntosh & N. Dorrer
Dream and Nightmare Lunch-boxes: Playing with Food in Transitional Spaces; A. Metcalfe, G. Shipton & C. Dryden
Mothering and Marketing: Childrens Food, Subjectivities and Commercial Meaning; D. Cook
Discourses on Children , Obesity and Television Advertising in the Norwegian Welfare State; V. Tingstad
I dont care if it does me good, I like it: Childhood, Health and Enjoyment in British Womens Magazine Food Advertising; J. Burridge