Childhood in Global Perspective

ISBN-10: 0745638376
ISBN-13: 9780745638379
Edition: 2009
Authors: Karen Wells
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 9.00" wide x 5.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Childhood In a Global Context
Introduction
Is there a global form of childhood?
The organization of the book
The new social studies of childhood
Governing childhood internationally
Recommended further reading
Policy And Practice
Introduction
Rescuring children: the history of child-saving
From child-saving to child rights
Children's rights: participation or protection?
Responding to images of children
From Child-saving to child rights: helping those who help themselves
Summary
Recommended further reading
Race, Class And Gender
Introduction
Gender
Race and racism in the USA
Racial classification, racial identification and mixed-parentage children
The intersections of class, race, gender and age
Conclusion
Recommended further reading
Children And Families
Introduction
The governance of the family
Children in public
Transnational adoption
Summary: the family in public
Recommended further reading
School And Work
Introduction
Education and globalization
Working children
The impact of schools: schools as a moral technology
Summary
Recommended further reading
Children And Politics
Introduction
Young political activists: children or youth?
School as a site of political mobilization
Political mobilization and generational conflict
Young moral guardians
Summary
Recommended further reading
Children And Youth At War
Introduction
Contemporary war
Failed states at war
Civil war in Africa
Why do children fight in wars?
Is war different when children are soldiers?
Working with war-affected children
Summary
Recommended further reading
Rescuing Children And Children's Rights
Introduction
What is social reproduction?
Rescuing children
The rights of cultures and the rights of children
Conclusion
Recommended further reading
Bibliography
Index

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