9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN04 Sociology of Children and Childhood

2009-09-05 15:30:00 2009-09-05 17:00:00 Saturday, 5 September 15:30 - 17:00 Institutions and Everyday Life Building II, C6.02

Voice and Exit in Children's Lives

Against the background of Hirschman's concepts of voice and exit in social analysis and the analysis of agency the paper deals with the question which approaches in the field of politics of childhood and realisations of children's rights in their lives support a democratisation of all areas of society (including everyday life and institutions). This is relevant to discussing the question of what allows real social development, i.e. developments based on reflexiveness, competence of social judgement and action competence of every citizen.
In the end the paper tries to mediate debates and research results in the fields politics of childhood and politics of education aiming at a concept of education (Bildung) to emancipate the one and the all.