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Childhood in a Global Perspective. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2866178
  • Book
  • December 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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.
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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

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Karen Wells
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