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Dr Heather Kate Montgomery

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Reader (Anthropology of Childhood)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • heather.montgomery

Professional biography

I am a social anthropologist who studied for my PhD at Trinity College, Cambridge which I wrote on child prostitution in Thailand. I have had jobs and research positions in Sussex, Norway, Texas and at Oxford. My research interests are within Childhood Studies, especially the history and anthropology of childhood and children’s rights.

Research interests

The anthropology of children and childhood; respresentations of childhood; the history of childhood; kinship and parenthood; children and sexuality; children and violence; children's rights; child labour

Teaching interests

E102 An Introduction to Childhood Studies and Child Psychology

E212 Childhood 0-18

E807 Children and Young People's Worlds: Frameworks for Integrative Practice

I have also contributed to modules on Children’s Literature, Law and Child Psychology

 

Impact and engagement

2011-2016             Co-editor, Children and Society, Wiley Blackwell.

2015-2016             Editore Childhood Studies (4 volumes). Routledge Major Works collection, series Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences (London, Routledge, 2016, in press).

2010-                Editor in Chief, Childhood Studies, Oxford Bibliographies, Oxford University Press

2009-2015                Associate Editor, Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality, Wiley-Blackwell.

2007               Founding member of editorial board, Childhood in the Past: An International Journal

2007-2011        Member of the editorial board Gender and Education

External collaborations

Evaluation and Monitoring for the Oak Foundation, UNICEF and ECPAT

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
CREET: Child and Youth Studies Research ClusterGroupFaculty of Education and Language Studies

Publications

Rural children’s work and school education in the context of rapid economic growth in South Korea (2018)
Kim, Chae-Young and Montgomery, Heather
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 38(3/4) ((In Press))
Understanding Child Prostitution in Thailand in the 1990s (2015-09)
Montgomery, Heather
Child Development Perspectives, 9(3) (pp. 154-157)
Child prostitution as filial duty? The morality of child-rearing in a slum community in Thailand (2014)
Montgomery, Heather
Journal of Moral Education, 43(2) (pp. 169-182)
Children's bodies: the battleground for their rights? (2013-04)
Montgomery, Heather and Cornock, Marc
Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education, 9(1) (pp. 19-34)
Defining child trafficking & child prostitution: the case of Thailand (2011-07)
Montgomery, Heather
Seattle Journal for Social Justice, 9(2) (pp. 775-811)
Children's rights in and out of the womb (2011-03)
Cornock, Marc and Montgomery, Heather
The International Journal of Children's Rights, 19(1) (pp. 3-19)
Rumours of child trafficking after natural disasters: Fact, fiction or fantasy? (2011)
Montgomery, Heather
Journal of Children and Media, 5(4) (pp. 395-410)
Focusing on the child, not the prostitute: shifting the emphasis in accounts of child prostitution (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's and Gender Studies, 8 (pp. 166-188)
Re-socialising the child from potential enemy to protected innocent: the early fundraising of the Save the Children Fund (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
AmS-Skrifter, 23, (pp. 137-144)
Children’s rights in and out of the womb (2010)
Cornock, Marc and Montgomery, Heather
The International Journal of Children's Rights, 9(1) (pp. 3-19)
Children within anthropology: lessons from the past (2009)
Montgomery, Heather
Childhood in the Past: An International Journal, 2(1) (pp. 3-14)
Are child prostitutes child workers? A case study (2008)
Montgomery, Heather
International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 29(3/4) (pp. 130-140)
Buying Innocence: Child-sex tourists in Thailand (2008)
Montgomery, Heather
Third World Quarterly, 29(5) (pp. 903-917)
Working with child prostitutes in Thailand: problems of practice and interpretation (2007-10)
Montgomery, Heather
Childhood, 14(4) (pp. 415-430)
Gendered childhoods: a cross disciplinary overview (2005-12)
Montgomery, Heather
Gender and Education, 17(5) (pp. 471-482)
Discussion paper in response to 'Dangerous trade-offs: The behavioral ecology of child labor and prostitution in rural northern Thailand' by Lisa Rende Taylor (2005-06)
Montgomery, Heather
Current Anthropology, 46(3) (pp. 426-427)
An introduction to childhood: Anthropological perspectives on children's lives (2008-09)
Montgomery, Heather
ISBN : 978-1-4051-2590-1 | Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell | Published : Oxford, UK
Understanding childhood: an interdisciplinary approach (2002-11)
Woodhead, Martin and Montgomery, Heather
ISBN : 470846925 | Publisher : Wiley
Modern Babylon?: Prostituting children in Thailand (2001-11)
Montgomery, Heather
Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality
ISBN : 1571818294 | Publisher : Berghahn Books | Published : Oxford, UK
Understanding the indefensible: reflections on fieldwork with child prostitutes in Thailand (2016-05-19)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Allerton, Catherine ed. Children: Ethnographic Encounters (pp. 141-154)
Publisher : Bloomsbury | Published : London
Anthropological approaches to childhood (2015-08-01)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Kehily, Mary Jane ed. Introduction to Childhood Studies (Third Edition) (p 83)
ISBN : 978-0335264285 | Publisher : Open University Press | Published : Maidenhead
Prostitution (child) (2015-05)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Whelehan, Patricia and Bolin, Anne eds. The International Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality
ISBN : 978-1-4051-9006-0 | Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
The Dynamics of Culture (2015)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Waterhouse, Lorraine and McGhee , Janice eds. Challenging Child Protection: New Directions in Safeguarding Children. Research Highlights in Social Work (pp. 34-41)
ISBN : 9781849053952 | Publisher : Jessica Kingsley | Published : London
Children’s rights since Margaret Thatcher (2014)
Cornock, Marc and Montgomery, Heather
In: Wagg, Stephen and Pilcher, Jane eds. Thatcher’s Grandchildren (pp. 160-178)
ISBN : 978-1-137-28154-8 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Prevailing voices in debates over child prostitution (2012)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Dewey, Susan and Kelly, Patty eds. Prevailing voices in debates over child prostitution (pp. 146-159)
ISBN : 814785093 | Publisher : New York University Press | Published : New York
¿Qué es un niño? La visón desde la antropología (2012)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Walzer, Alejandra ed. Qué es un niño hoy: Reflexiones sobre el cambio (pp. 43-70)
ISBN : 978-84-15544-16-6 | Publisher : Comunicación Social | Published : Salamanca
What is a child? What is childhood? (2011)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Liebel, Manfred and Lutz, Ronald eds. Sozialarbeit des Südens: Kindheiten und Kinderrechte
ISBN : 978-3-86585-905-1 | Publisher : Paulo Freire Verlag | Published : Oldenberg
Child Sex Tourism: Is extra-territorial legislation the answer? (2010-09)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Botterill, David and Jones, Trevor eds. Tourism and Crime: Key Themes
ISBN : 978-1-906884-14-7 | Publisher : Goodfellow Publishing | Published : Oxford, U.K.
The rights of the child: Rightfully mine! (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Kassem, Derek; Murphy, Lisa and Taylor, Elizabeth eds. Key Issues in Childhood and Youth Studies (pp. 149-158)
ISBN : 978-0-415-46889-3 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Learning gender roles (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Lancy, David F.; Bock, John and Gaskins, Suzanne eds. The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood (pp. 287-308)
ISBN : 075911322X | Publisher : Alta-Mira Press | Published : Lanham
Introduction: Childhood and violence in the Western tradition (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Brockliss, Laurence and Montgomery, Heather eds. Children, violence and the western tradition. Childhood in Archaeology Monograph (1)
ISBN : 9781842179789 | Publisher : Oxbow Books | Published : Oxford, U.K.
Unwanted children and adoption in England (2010)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Brockliss, Laurence and Montgomery, Heather eds. Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition. Childhood in Archaeology Monograph (1)
ISBN : 9781842179789 | Publisher : Oxbow Books | Published : Oxford, U.K.
Childhood (2009-11-16)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Barnard, Alan and Spencer, Jonathan eds. Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology(2nd editio)
ISBN : 978-0-415-40978-0 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London, UK
The purposes of children's literature (2009-08-26)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Maybin, Janet and Watson, Nicola J. eds. Children's Literature: Approaches and Territories
ISBN : 230227139 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London
Children and families in an international context (2009-07)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Montgomery, Heather and Kellett, Mary eds. Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice (pp. 77-89)
ISBN : 9781847423887 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol
Children, young people and poverty (2009-07)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Montgomery, Heather and Kellett, Mary eds. Children and Young People's Worlds: Developing Frameworks for Integrated Practice (pp. 165-180)
ISBN : 9781847423887 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol
What constitutes transgressive sex? The case of child prostitution in Thailand (2009)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Donnan, Hastings and Magowan, Fiona eds. Transgressive Sex: Subversion and Control in Erotic Encounters. Volume 13, Fertility, Reproduction and Sexuality (pp. 191-210)
ISBN : 978-1-84545-539-2 | Publisher : Berghahn | Published : Oxford, UK
Innocence and experience revisited (2008)
Kehily, M and Montgomery, H
In: Kehily, M ed. An Introduction to Childhood Studies, 2nd Edition
ISBN : 335228704 | Publisher : The Open University Press | Published : Maidenhead
Child sexual abuse: an Anthropological perspective (2007-12-28)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Rousseau, George ed. Children and Sexuality: The Greeks to the Great War (pp. 319-347)
ISBN : 9780230525269 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Participation (2007)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Robb, Martin ed. Youth in Context: Frameworks, Settings and Encounters (pp. 89-120)
ISBN : 9781412930666 | Publisher : Sage | Published : UK
A comparative perspective (2007)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Kehily, Mary Jane ed. Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices (pp. 45-72)
ISBN : 9781412930642 | Publisher : Sage/Open University | Published : London
Moving (2007)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Kehily, Mary Jane ed. Understanding Youth: Perspectives, Identities and Practices
ISBN : 9781412930642 | Publisher : Sage | Published : London
Child sexual abuse: The view from anthropology (2007)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Rousseau, George ed. Children and Sexuality: The Greeks to the Great War
ISBN : 0-230-52526-1 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Child prostitution (2006-08-30)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Hope Ditmore, Melissa ed. Encyclopedia of Prostitution and Sex Work
ISBN : 978-0-313-32968-5 | Publisher : Greenwood Press
Innocence and experience: a historical approach to childhood and sexuality (2004-06)
Kehily, Mary and Montgomery, Heather
In: Kehily, Mary Jane ed. An Introduction to childhood studies (pp. 57-74)
ISBN : 335212689 | Publisher : Open University Press/McGraw-Hill | Published : UK
Innocence and experience: a historical approach to childhood and sexuality (2004)
Kehily, Mary Jane and Montgomery, Heather
In: Kehily, M.J. ed. An Introduction to Childhood Studies
ISBN : 9780335228706 | Publisher : Open University Press/McGraw Hill | Published : Maidenhead
Children and violence (2003-07)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds. Changing Childhoods: Local and Global
ISBN : 9780470846957 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Intervening in children's lives (2003-07)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds. Changing Childhoods: Local and Global
ISBN : 9780470846957 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Children, poverty and social inequality (2003-07)
Montgomery, Heather and Burr, Rachel
In: Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds. Changing Childhoods: Local and Global
ISBN : 9780470846957 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Adversities and resilience (2003-07)
Woodhead, Martin; Burr, Rachel and Montgomery, Heather
In: Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds. Changing Childhoods: Local and Global
ISBN : 9780470846957 | Publisher : Wiley/Open University | Published : Chichester
Family, kinship and beyond (2003-02)
Burr, Rachel and Montgomery, Heather
In: Maybin, Janet and Woodhead, Martin eds. Childhoods in Context
ISBN : 978-0-470-84693-3 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Childhood in time and place (2003)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Woodhead, Martin and Montgomery, Heather eds. Understanding Childhood: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Childhood (1) (pp. 45-74)
ISBN : 9780470846926 | Publisher : John Wiley | Published : Chichester
Adversities and resilience (2003)
Woodhead, Martin; Montgomery, Heather and Burr, Rachel
In: Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds. Changing Childhoods: local and global. Childhood (4) (pp. 1-34)
ISBN : 9780470846957 | Publisher : John Wiley | Published : Chichester
Children and rights (2002-11)
Burr, Rachel and Montgomery, Heather
In: Woodhead, Martin and Montgomery, Heather eds. Understanding Childhood: an Interdisciplinary Approach
ISBN : 9780470846926 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Innocence and experience (2002)
Kehily, Mary and Montgomery, Heather
In: Woodhead, Martin and Montgomery, Heather eds. Understanding Childhood: an Interdisciplinary Approach
ISBN : 978-0-470-84692-6 | Publisher : Wiley | Published : Chichester
Imposing rights?: A case study of child prostitution in Thailand (2001-11-29)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Cowan, Jane K.; Dembour, Marie-Benedicte and Wilson, Richard A. eds. Culture and rights: anthropological perspectives (pp. 80-101)
ISBN : 521797357 | Publisher : Cambridge University Press | Published : Cambridge, UK
Child sex tourism in Thailand (2001-10)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Harrison, D. ed. Tourism and the less developed countries: issues and case studies
ISBN : 851994334 | Publisher : CABI Publishing | Published : Wallingford, UK
Motherhood, fertility and ambivalence among young prostitutes in Thailand (2001)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Tremayne, Soraya ed. Managing Reproductive Life: Cross Cultural Themes in Sexuality and Fertility (pp. 71-84)
ISBN : 1-57181-500-7 | Publisher : Berghahn | Published : Oxford, UK
Child Sex Tourists: Myths and Realities’ (2001)
Montgomery, Heather
In: Harrison, David ed. Tourism and the Less Developed World. 2nd edition. (pp. 191-202)
ISBN : 851994334 | Publisher : Oxford University Press | Published : UK
Childhood, Youth and Violence in Global Contexts: Researchers and Practitioners in Dialogue (2014)
Wells, Karen; Burman, Erica; Montgomery, Heather and Watson, Alison eds.
Studies in Childhood and Youth
ISBN : 978-1-137-32259-3 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Basingstoke
Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition (2010)
Brockliss, Laurence and Montgomery, Heather eds.
Oxbow Books, Childhood in Archaeology Monograph
ISBN : 978-1-84217-978-9 | Publisher : Oxbow | Published : Oxford
Childhood and Violence in the Western Tradition (2010)
Brockliss, Laurence and Montgomery, Heather eds.
Society for the Study of Childhood in the Past Monograph series
ISBN : 9781842179789 | Publisher : Oxbow Books | Published : Oxford, UK
Children's literature: Classic texts and contemporary trends (2009-08-26)
Montgomery, Heather and Watson, Nicola eds.
ISBN : 978-0-230-22714-9 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : Houndmills, Basingstoke
Children and young people’s worlds: Developing frameworks for integrated practice (2009-07)
Montgomery, Heather and Kellett, Mary eds.
ISBN : 9781847423887 | Publisher : Policy Press | Published : Bristol, UK
Changing childhoods: global and local (2003-07)
Montgomery, Heather; Burr, Rachel and Woodhead, Martin eds.
ISBN : 0 470 84695 X | Publisher : John Wiley
Trafficking Women and Children: Overcoming the Illegal Sex Trade (2005)
Montgomery, Heather; Evans, Roz and De Sas Kropiwnicki, Zosa
Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, UK.

News

Improving wellbeing through digital games

Dr Hannah R. Marson, Research Fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area, and organiser of the upcoming Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference, was interviewed by eldercare.org to discuss how research using digital games and associated technologies has been investigated in the area of health and wellbeing. Read the full article: Technology and Gaming for the Elderly: Improving Wellbeing.

20th November 2017
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