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The primary aim of Globalization and Children is to present an interdisciplinary analysis of a diverse set of global changes and their effects on the everyday lives of children. Contributors offer guidelines which will enable researchers, policy makers, and other child advocates to increase their understanding of how global change is affecting children and which interventions would be useful in understanding and developing policies that would advance the well-being of children.
The book explores and explains how children have been excluded from our conceptualization of the world and our research about globalization. The contributors represent a variety of perspectives from different disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, politics, international relations, law, and economics.
Globalization and Children will be an indispensable resource for practitioners and policy makers who are concerned with children and child-related issues, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, and upper-level students in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and education.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306473685
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/30/2002
  • Edition description: 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Global Perspective 1
1 The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children: A Framework for Analysis 3
2 Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective 19
3 The Status of Children in International Law 31
4 Democratization and Children's Lives 47
II Global Trends in Children's Lives 69
5 Children and Family Life 71
6 Civic Participation by Children and Youth 81
7 The Effects of Political and Economic Transformations on Children: The Environment 91
8 Children and the Media 99
9 Developmental-Ecological Considerations 107
III Applying the Lens of Global Change to the Actual Lives of Children 115
10 The Transition to "Democracy" in Latin America: Challenges and Implications 117
11 Promises Kept, Promises Broken: Recent Political and Economic Trends Affecting Children and Youth in Brazil 129
12 The Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on the Lives of Children in Jamaica 151
IV Conclusions 161
Conclusions 163
Index 167
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