General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title No kidding. Introduction to (new) childhood studies.
Language English
Module lecturer dr Maja Brzozowska-Brywczyńska Maja Brzozowska-Brywczyńska
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position
Faculty Faculty of Sociology
Semester 2023/2024 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 24-PIE-NKC


Lectures take place on Tuesdays 11:30 am - 1:00 pm; at Szamarzewskiego Campus, building D, room 108

Module aim (aims)

To acquaint students with the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies and offer them conceptual tools necessary to take childhood into perspective while analysing the complexities of the contemporary social world.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic knowledge of sociological and psychological theories regarding socialisation and child development might be useful but is not required.


Reading list

  1. Corsaro William (2015), The Sociology of Childhood
  2. Wyness Michael (2012), Childhood and Sociology
  3. Leonard Madeleine (2016), The Sociology of Children, Childhood and Generation
  4. Greig Anne, Taylor Jayne, MacKay Tommy (2013), Doing Research With Children. A practical guide
  5. Invernizzi Antonella, Williams Jane (red) (2008), Children and Citizenship
  6. Spyros Spyrou (2018) Disclosing Childhoods: Research and Knowledge Production in Critical Childhood Studies
  7. Prout Alan (2005) The Future of Childhood