Childhood in a Global Perspective / Edition 2

Childhood in a Global Perspective / Edition 2

by Karen Wells
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Childhood in a Global Perspective / Edition 2

The second edition of this compelling and popular book offers aunique global perspective on children’s lives throughout theworld. It shows how the notion of childhood is being radicallyre-shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization.

Taking an engaging historical and comparative approach, the bookexplores social issues such as how children are constituted asraced, classed and gendered subjects; how children’sinvolvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalismand organized crime; and how school and work operate as sites forthe governing of childhood. The book discusses wide-ranging topicsincluding children’s rights, the family, children and war,child labour and young people’s activism around the globe. Inaddition to updated literature throughout, the revised editionincludes new chapters on migration and trafficking, and the role ofplay.

The book will continue to be of great value to students andscholars in the fields of sociology, geography, social policy anddevelopment studies. It will also be a valuable companion topractitioners of international development and social work, as wellas to anyone interested in childhood in the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745684949
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/02/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 518,634
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karen Wells is Reader in International Development and Childhood Studies at Birkbeck, University of London.

Table of Contents

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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