The paper has four goals: to refute the claim that anthropologists have not studied childhood; to provide a cursory history of the field; to provide an organizational schema for reviewing the literature in the field and; to suggest a strategy for future scholarship in the anthropology of childhood.
Lancy, D.F. (2012) Why Anthropology of Childhood? A short history of an emerging discipline. AnthropoChildren. (French Studies in the Anthropology of Childhood) Vol. 1, #1, January. http://popups.ulg.ac.be/AnthropoChildren/document.php?id=918