Childhood is a series, co-published with The Open University which represents a coherent and integrated treatment to a wide range of topics and approaches, which will have a relevance to courses in childhood studies; sociology; psychology; anthropology and cultural studies. The second volume, 'Childhoods in Context' examines the interplay between family, schooling, work, and other influences in the daily lives of children and young people. Topics include changing family patterns, debates about school versus work, and current concerns about child labour. Issues in early childhood are discussed, as well as the transition from child to adult. - Multi-disciplinary approach - Multi-cultural perspective - An interactive text - Attractive layout and colour design throughout - A high level of illustration - Clear and 'student-friendly' style - Used by the OU for its own teaching.