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230034 SE Children, Society and Risk (2015W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 30 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 03.11. 10:00 - 16:45 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Mittwoch 04.11. 09:45 - 16:30 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Donnerstag 05.11. 10:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Donnerstag 05.11. 14:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Tuesday morning: Sociology of Childhood and Children Rights
Tuesday afternoon: Asylum seeking children and young people

Wednesday morning: Globalisation, child laundering and international adoption
Wednesday afternoon: Childfren, the Internet and cybercrimes

Thursday morning: Sociology of Child abuse and protection
Thursday afternoon: Migration, culture and child protection

Located within a theoretical framework of modern society and risk theory, this course examines risk and vulnerability in relation to children and young people. Notions of childhood, children’s rights, citizenship, social harm and risk theory will be explored in the context of child welfare policy.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

This course will be assessed through small group discussion, and an end of course quiz on the final day

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of key debates in relation to children, society and risk, childhood, children’s rights, citizenship, social harm; and an awareness of empirical and theoretical studies in this area of scholarship. Within the framework of child rights laws such as the UNCRC, students will develop a critical understanding of the complex relationship between the notions of protection, provision and participation rights of children.


The course will be taught via a range of methods including didactic teaching, small group exercises, and seminar discussion. In the lectures, the key ideas and arguments in relation to each given topic will be presented. Small group exercises, and seminar discussions are designed to deepen your knowledge of the topic under consideration, to give you the chance to develop your own ideas and to engage with the ideas of your classmates. Seminars are also an opportunity for you to clarify any problems you have encountered with the lecture material or with the readings


- Archard, D (2004) Children: Rights and Childhood, London: Routledge

- Aldserson, P. (2008) Young Children’s rights, London: JKP

- Beck, U. (2000) Risk society revisited: theory, politics and research programmes, In Adam, Barbara et al; The risk society and beyond: critical issues for social theory, Sage, http://wxy.seu.edu.cn/humanities/sociology/htmledit/uploadfile/system/20100829/20100829141749524.pdf

- Skivenes, M; Barn, R; Križ, K; Pösö,T. (eds) (2015) Child welfare systems and migrant groups: International perspectives, New York: Oxford University Press.

- Cunningham, H. (2005) Children and Childhood in Western Society Since 1500, Pearson

- Goldson, B., Lavalette, M. & McKechnie, J. (eds) (2002) Children, Welfare and the State. Sage: London

- Hendrick, H. (2005) Child Welfare and Social Policy: An essential reader, Bristol: Policy Press

- Hendrick, H. (2008) Children, Childhood and English Society, 1880-1990, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

- Jones, P. and Walker, G. (2011) Children’s rights in practice, Sage

- Kehily, M.J. (2008) An Introduction to Childhood Studies, Open University Press

- Parton, N (2006) Safeguarding Children: Early Intervention and Surveillance in a Late Modern Society. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan

- Smith, R. (2009) A Universal Child, Palgrave Macmillan

- United Nations. "Convention on the Rights of the Child." UN, New York, 1989. http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/pdf/crc.pdf

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

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