Children Framing Childhoods: Working-Class Kids’ Visions of Care


SKU: 9781447353300 Category: Tag:
Publisher: Policy Press
Product ID: 881300


Urban educational research, practice, and policy is preoccupied with problems, brokenness, stigma, and blame. As a result, too many people are unable to recognize the capacities and desires of children and youth growing up in working-class communities. This book offers an alternative angle of vision–animated by young people’s own photographs, videos, and perspectives over time. It shows how a racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse community of young people in Worcester, MA used cameras at different ages (10, 12, 16 and 18) to capture and value the centrality of care in their lives, homes, and classrooms. Luttrell’s immersive, creative, and layered analysis of the young people’s images and narratives boldly refutes biased assumptions about working-class childhoods and re-envisions schools as inclusive, imaginative, and care-ful spaces. With an accompanying website featuring additional digital resources (, this book challenges us to see differently and, thus, set our sights on a better future.

ISBN: 9781447353300
Publisher: Policy Press
Pub Date: 02/2020
Format: Paperback
Weight: 1.40lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.10w x 0.90d

Additional information

Weight 1.40 lbs
Dimensions 9.10 × 6.10 × 0.90 in