Allison James, PhD
Director, Centre of Social Study
University of Hull, England
How do law and public policy shape the everyday lives of children and the cultural space of childhood? How do children experience and understand the effects of law and policy on their lives?
Dr. Allison James, Director of the Centre for the Social Study of Childhood at the University of Hull in the U.K., has worked in the sociology and anthropology of childhood since the late 1970s. She has pioneered theoretical and methodological approaches to research with children, which are central to the emerging field of Childhood Studies. Dr. James’ current work explores aspects of law and social policy as it relates to children’s own experiences and to the social and cultural construction of models of ‘the child’ and of ‘childhood’.
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