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News & Events Archive for 2007-2008

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    School of Law and Centre for Child Research Children’s Rights Seminar Series 2008


    In partnership with the Centre for Child Research, the School is holding a seminar series exploring selected issues in the implementation of children’s rights as set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The series results from a collaboration between Jane Williams (School of Law) and Dr. Antonella Invernizzi (Department of Childhood Studies), which has already resulted in the publication of an edited collection of essays on children and citizenship (Invernizzi, A. and Williams, J. Children and Citizenship, Sage, 2007, see further below).

    Forthcoming seminars in this series include:

    Wednesday February 6 2008 2 – 4 pm

    Children’s Rights: Child health equity and the impact of social exclusion and discrimination on health services for children’

    Wednesday April 16 2008 1–3 pm

    ‘Children’s Rights: Research into violence against children’

    Room 120, Centre for Child Research, First Floor, Vivian Tower, Swansea University

    Enquiries about the seminar series to:

    Trish Rees, School of Law, Swansea University (telephone 01792 513511), or

    Dr. Antonella Invernizzi, Department of Childhood Studies, Swansea University (telephone 01792 602212)

    Children and Citizenship (Sage) 2008 Invernizzi, A. and Williams, J., (eds.)

    Dr Antonella Invernizzi is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Child Research, Swansea University. Collaboration between Dr Invernizzi and Jane Williams of the School of Law produced a seminar series examining children and citizenship during 2006 -7, and the resultant finished papers formed the basis of this edited collection. The book offers a contemporary and critical approach to notions of children’s citizenship. Drawing on different disciplinary perspectives and including contributions by leading scholars in the field, this book makes explicit connections between:

    • theoretical approaches

    • representations of childhood

    • the experiences of children themselves

    • legal instruments and

    • policies and their implementation.

    Each chapter presents complex issues in an accessible way, helping readers to understand notions of children’s citizenship that are embedded in contemporary debates. Described by the publishers as ‘an important and timely book’, Children and Citizenship has also received warm critical appraisal in the UK and internationally:

    Anyone who is concerned with citizenship should grapple with the thesis in this collection. This stimulating book will provoke discussion of what is involved in recognising that children are as much a part of society as adults’ Professor Michael Freeman, Professor of English Law, University College, London, Editor of the International Journal of Children’s Rights

    This collection …. is outstanding. It has an excellent grasp of the field and students in fields of both social studies and childhood and children’s rights and citizenship will gain a lot from reading and studying this book’ Jens Qvortrup, Professor of Sociology, University of Trondheim.

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