Beyond patronizing? The area of tension between educationalization and commercialization in the lifeworld of children

01 January 2007 → 31 December 2012
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • General psychology
    • Education curriculum
    • Education systems
    • General pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Specialist studies in education
    • Other pedagogical and educational sciences
    • Communication sciences
    • Journalism and professional writing
    • Media studies
    • Other media and communications
philosophy of education history of education childhood studies
Project description

The starting point of this research lies in the economical (the child as consumer) and political changes (the child as citizen) that took place in the lifeworlds of children during the second half of the 20th century in the Western countries. This research aims at mapping the implications of these sociatal changes for our constructions of today's childhood as well as for the actual lifeworlds of children.