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NEW BOOK – Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Layout 1by Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

July 2015
Lynne Rienner Publishers

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant, analyzing the social and legal dynamics that shape everyday life in and out of school.

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​​New titles from Policy Press on ​Children, ​Young ​People and​ Families

9781447307044Child development and the brain: An introduction
By Rob Abbott and Esther Burkitt
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4473-0704-4  £19.99 $34.95
Packed full of images, case studies, reflection points, this accessibly written textbook is designed to introduce undergraduate students on social science courses to the science behind the brain. Continue reading ​​New titles from Policy Press on ​Children, ​Young ​People and​ Families

New Book – Love’s Uncertainty: The Politics and Ethics of Child Rearing in Contemporary China

9780520283503by Teresa Kuan
2015 – University of California Press

Love’s Uncertainty explores the hopes and anxieties of urban, middle-class parents in contemporary China. Combining long-term ethnographic research with analyses of popular child-rearing manuals, television dramas, and government documents, Teresa Kuan bears witness to the dilemmas of ordinary Chinese parents, who struggle to reconcile new definitions of good parenting with the reality of limited resources.

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New Book! System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

19781469622590by Lauren J. Silver
UNC Press (2015)

System Kids considers the daily lives of adolescent mothers as they negotiate the child welfare system to meet the needs of their children and themselves. Often categorized as dependent and delinquent, these young women routinely become wards of the state as they move across the legal and social borders of a fragmented urban bureaucracy. Combining critical policy study and ethnography, and drawing on current scholarship as well as her own experience as a welfare program manager, Lauren Silver demonstrates how social welfare “silos” construct the lives of youth as disconnected, reinforcing unforgiving policies and imposing demands on women the system was intended to help. As clients of a supervised independent living program, they are expected to make the transition into independent adulthood, but Silver finds a vast divide between these expectations and the young women’s lived reality. Continue reading New Book! System Kids: Adolescent Mothers and the Politics of Regulation

Book Launch – Childhood with Bourdieu – eds: Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall

9781137384737Book Launch

Childhood with Bourdieu

Leena Alanen, Liz Brooker and Berry Mayall (eds.)

Wednesday 25th February 2015, 4-6 pm
Drama Studio, UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL
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