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Childhood in a Global Perspective
£16.99

CHILDHOOD IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

PAPERBACK BY WELLS, KAREN C.

£16.99

ISBN
9780745684949
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EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
POLITY PRESS
IMPRINT
POLITY PRESS
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
0 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
12 DEC 2014

DESCRIPTION

The second edition of this compelling and popular book offers a unique global perspective on children s lives throughout the world. It shows how the notion of childhood is being radically re-shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization. Taking an engaging historical and comparative approach, the book explores social issues such as how children are constituted as raced, classed and gendered subjects; how children s involvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalism and organized crime; and how school and work operate as sites for the governing of childhood. The book discusses wide-ranging topics including children s rights, the family, children and war, child labour and young people s activism around the globe. In addition to updated literature throughout, the revised edition includes new chapters on migration and trafficking, and the role of play. The book will continue to be of great value to students and scholars in the fields of sociology, geography, social policy and development studies. It will also be a valuable companion to practitioners of international development and social work, as well as to anyone interested in childhood in the contemporary world.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Childhood in a Global Perspective Chapter 2: Policy and Practice Chapter 3: Race, Class and Gender Chapter 4: Children and Families Chapter 5: School and Work Chapter 6: Play in a Global Context Chapter 7: Children and Politics Chapter 8: Children and Youth at War Chapter 9: Children and Migration Chapter 10: Rescuing Children and Children s Rights Bibliography