Consumer Culture Theory Conference 2016 - Lille, France - 6th-9th July 2016


For the third time, the CCT community came to Europe, and after the UK and Finland, it was France's turn to host our annual Conference. As reminded by Benoit Heilbrunn’s keynote speech during the 2015 CCTC in Fayetteville, Arkansas, French theory is a major source of influence in our understanding of culture, society, consumption and marketing. For the CCTC’s eleventh anniversary, we would like Lille to become a cosmopolitan meeting place of ideas enabling cross-fertilization between local and global intellectual traditions.

The Child in Society - Hazel R. Wright


The child has a very special place in society, and society defines and shapes childhood. Understanding childhood is essential to early years students and this book offers a great introduction.

Taking a thematic approach, chapters cover:

  • Historical and Cultural Perspectives
  • Policy and Economic Perspectives
  • Psychological and Biological Perspectives
  • Contemporary Views.

Each chapter prompts you to reflect on core issues and interrogate your practice and attitudes towards children in your care.

Constructing and Reconstructing Childhood - Allison James and Alan Prout


About the Book

Sexting and Cyberbullying - Shaheen Shariff



1. Confronting cyberbullying - are we any further ahead?; 2. Sexism defines the lines between 'fun' and power; 3. The irony of charging children with distribution of child pornography; 4. Keeping kids out of court: jokes, defamation, and duty to protect; 5. From Lord of the Flies to Harry Potter: lessons we can all learn.