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Children of the Welfare State


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Series Preface
1. On Civilising: A Perspective on Childrearing, Conduct and Distinctions
2. Society's Children: Institutionalisation and Changing Perceptions of Children and Upbringing
3. Civilising the Youngest: An Ambiguous Endeavour
4. The Not-Yet-Civilised: Negotiating the Kindergarten's Civilising Project - Karen Fog Olwig
5. Social Children and Good Classes: Moulding Civilised Communities during the First Year of School
6. The Impossible Bilingual Boys: Civilising Efforts and Oppositional Forms in a Multi-Ethnic Class
7. The Decent Citizens: Lessons on Moral Superiority and the Immorality of Wealth in a Class of Privileged Youth
8. The Civilised Family Life: Childrearing in Affluent Families - Dil Bach
9. Civilising Institutions: Cultural Norms and Social Consequences

About the Author

Laura Gilliam is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Anthropology, School of Education, at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. She is the co-author of Children of the Welfare State (Pluto, 2016).


'This detailed empirical study of how Danish children are brought up, or 'civilised' - whether within families or public institutions - is a major contribution to our understanding of Scandinavian welfare states, a powerful argument for the role of ethnography in comparative policy debates, and a must-read for anyone interested in childhood' -- Richard Jenkins, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Sheffield
'Makes a valuable contribution to the anthropological study of childhood' -- Peace News

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