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Childism: Confronting prejudice against children (Book review)

Childism: Confronting prejudice against children (Book review)

Sidorenko, Ewa (2015) Childism: Confronting prejudice against children (Book review). Journal of Playwork Practice, 2 (1). pp. 108-110. ISSN 2053-1621 (Print), 2053-163X (Online) (doi:

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This is a review of Childism: Confronting prejudice against children by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl 2012, Yale University Press.

The key aim of this book is to introduce and make a case for the concept of 'childism'[...]. In the broadest sense, childism is a 'legitimation of an adult's or a society's failure to prioritise or make paramount the needs of children over those of adults and the needs of the future adults over the needs of the present adults. It is role reversal at the level of a principle' (Young-Bruehl, 2012:280).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: book review, childism, prejudice against children, child abuse, Elisabeth Young-Bruehl
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Education & Community Studies
Last Modified: 18 May 2019 14:37
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Selected for GREAT 2019: GREAT 4

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