Globalization and Children: Exploring Potentials for Enhancing Opportunities in the Lives of Children and Youth / Edition 1

Globalization and Children: Exploring Potentials for Enhancing Opportunities in the Lives of Children and Youth / Edition 1

by Natalie Hevener Kaufman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306473682

ISBN-13: 9780306473685

Pub. Date: 11/30/2002

Publisher: Springer US

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…  See more details below

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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
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

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Table of Contents

I.The Global Perspective1
1.The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children: A Framework for Analysis3
2.Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective19
3.The Status of Children in International Law31
4.Democratization and Children's Lives47
II.Global Trends in Children's Lives69
5.Children and Family Life71
6.Civic Participation by Children and Youth81
7.The Effects of Political and Economic Transformations on Children: The Environment91
8.Children and the Media99
9.Developmental-Ecological Considerations107
III.Applying the Lens of Global Change to the Actual Lives of Children115
10.The Transition to "Democracy" in Latin America: Challenges and Implications117
11.Promises Kept, Promises Broken: Recent Political and Economic Trends Affecting Children and Youth in Brazil129
12.The Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on the Lives of Children in Jamaica151
IV.Conclusions161
Conclusions163
Index167

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