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.
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