Local Childhoods, Global Issues: Second Edition

Local Childhoods, Global Issues: Second Edition

by Heather Montgomery
     
 

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Although the current plight of children in many parts of the world can leave us with a grim outlook on the future, there are still many positive indicators of a better future for all. Local Childhoods, Global Issues is an interdisciplinary textbook that examines children’s lives across the world, exploring the great differences—and

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Although the current plight of children in many parts of the world can leave us with a grim outlook on the future, there are still many positive indicators of a better future for all. Local Childhoods, Global Issues is an interdisciplinary textbook that examines children’s lives across the world, exploring the great differences—and similarities—between childhood experiences across different cultural contexts.
 
The contributors consider the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill health, and violence, but they emphasize that these are challenges for children everywhere—not just those in the poorer countries of the world. They look at how children use their own resources and coping strategies and the sense of agency that results, arguing that in fact very few children are passive victims helplessly awaiting rescue. The contributors prominently feature interviews that highlight the direct perspectives of children themselves.

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Editorial Reviews

Dr Karen Wells
"Local Childhoods, Global Issues is a fascinating and accessible book that recognises children's resilience, competency and agency and the importance of child welfare to global and national politics."

Professor Jo Boyden
“This is an indispensable book for anyone interested in contemporary international childhoods. Beautifully presented and clearly written, it offers a compelling and realistic portrait of children’s lives and the many challenges they face across the globe.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781447305835
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Series:
Policy Press - Childhood Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)

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