Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861347329 Published May 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861347312 Published May 2007 For sale in North and South America only

Growing up with risk

Edited by Betsy Thom, Rosemary Sales, and Jenny Pearce

Growing up with risk
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Edited by Betsy Thom, Rosemary Sales, and Jenny Pearce

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

296 pages
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781861347329 Published May 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781861347312 Published May 2007 For sale in North and South America only
Growing up with risk provides a critical analysis of ways in which risk assessment and management - now a pervasive element of contemporary policy and professional practice - are defined and applied in policy, theory and practice in relation to children and young people.Drawing on conceptual frameworks from across the social sciences, the book examines contrasting perspectives on risk that occur in different policy domains and professional and lay discourses, discussing the dilemmas of response that arise from these sometimes contested viewpoints - from playground safety to risks associated with youthful substance use. The contributors address issues of gender, ethnicity and socio-economic status which impact on definitions and responses to risk, and consider related concepts, such as 'risk-resilience', care-control' and 'dependence-autonomy'.Written in an accessible manner, each chapter provides a specific policy case study to illustrate the cross-cutting themes and issues that will make it a key text for researchers and students. It also offers policy makers and practitioners a valuable insight into the complexities of balancing responsibility for protecting the young with the benefits of risk taking and the need to allow young people to experiment.
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