Shop Content Created By Professionals For Professionals

Free Delivery On Orders Above $20 In Singapore


Childhood Studies

Hardback By Karen Wells
Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

- FREE Delivery on orders above $20 within Singapore.
- International Shipping & Tax calculated at checkout.

Product Description

What does it mean to think of children as social subjects and how should we go about studying childhood in society? Childhood is a key site where children come to understand themselves as particular kinds of people, not only as individuals but also as members of social and cultural groups. This compelling and accessible book explores how immature humans enter into political, economic, social and cultural life. Integrating key theories from a range of disciplines, Karen Wells provides a set of analytical tools to explore how culture, society, politics and economics shape childhood and children's lives. She explains how childhood is not only culturally shaped, but also formed at the intersection of politics and economics. At this intersection between governing practices and the affordances of children's bodies, young subjects are made. Childhood Studies will be essential reading for students and scholars in childhood and youth studies and related disciplines, and for anyone who wants to understand the impacts of social inequality on children and what it means to be a child in the contemporary world.

Product Details

Format: Hardback, 216 pages Language: English
Dimension: 23.11cm x 15.75cm x 2.29cm ISBN10: 0745670237
Weight: 454g ISBN13: 9780745670232
Publication Date: 17 Oct 2017 Publisher: Polity Press

About Author

Karen Wells is Reader in International Development and Childhood Studies and Programme Director for Children, Youth and International Development at Birkbeck, University of London. She is author of Childhood in a Global Perspective (2nd edition).

Product Reviews


"Wells offers an interesting, astute and highly accessible analysis of the interconnections between liberalism, racism and the creation of the child subject. Her work compels Childhood Studies to become more self-critical." Sarada Balagopalan, Rutgers University "This original and provocative book has the potential to shift several key paradigms within Childhood Studies and set the agenda for future debates. Focusing on the interplay between the biological and the social, the book offers new and challenging ways of theorizing childhoods." Heather Montgomery, The Open University


Domestic Delivery (Singapore)
- Your order will be delivered to you within 1-3 business days.
- We are delighted to be able to offer FREE delivery on all orders above $20 in Singapore.

International Delivery
- Your order will be delivered to you within 7-30 business days.
- Any applicable import duties, taxes (including VAT) and shipping charges will depend on your destination country. All chargers will be displayed at checkout.

All prices shown on the Content Binded website are in Singaporean dollars. The prices shown are inclusive of GST.

The best way to contact us is by filling in the online contact form within the Contact Us section. The form is designed to help you specify the query that you have and then direct it to a member of our customer support team that is best suited to deal with it.

We work hard to deal with your queries within 24 hours.We also welcome to receiving any suggestions or feedback as to how we can improve. All emails are read by a member of a customer support team. Please send your emails to

We currently ship to countries and regions seen below.

- Singapore
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Indonesia
- Japan
- Korea (South)
- Macau
- Malaysia
- Philippines
- Taiwan
- Thailand
- Vietnam