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Childhood in global perspective

Wells, Karen (2009) Childhood in global perspective. Cambridge, UK: Polity Press. ISBN 9780745638362.

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Abstract

Book synopsis: This compelling new 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 discusses wide-ranging issues such as children and war, child labour and young people's activism around the globe. Important themes considered include: How children are constituted as raced, classed and gendered subjects; How family policy results in some kinds of family being labelled as normal and others as deviant, and how this impacts in children; How children’s involvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalism and organised crime; How school and work operate as sites for the governing of childhood. This book will be of great value to students and scholars in the fields of sociology, 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. * How children are constituted as raced, classed and gendered subjects; * How family policy results in some kinds of family being labelled as normal and others as deviant, and how this impacts in children; * How children's involvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalism and organised crime; * How school and work operate as sites for the governing of childhood. This book will be of great value to students and scholars in the fields of sociology, 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.

Item Type: Book
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Geography, Environment and Development Studies
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2010 14:36
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2013 08:39
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2851

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