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
     
 

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:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

IThe Global Perspective1
1The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children: A Framework for Analysis3
2Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective19
3The Status of Children in International Law31
4Democratization and Children's Lives47
IIGlobal Trends in Children's Lives69
5Children and Family Life71
6Civic Participation by Children and Youth81
7The Effects of Political and Economic Transformations on Children: The Environment91
8Children and the Media99
9Developmental-Ecological Considerations107
IIIApplying the Lens of Global Change to the Actual Lives of Children115
10The Transition to "Democracy" in Latin America: Challenges and Implications117
11Promises Kept, Promises Broken: Recent Political and Economic Trends Affecting Children and Youth in Brazil129
12The Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on the Lives of Children in Jamaica151
IVConclusions161
Conclusions163
Index167

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