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by Karen Wells


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Karen Wells has written an important new book which examines the interplay of local and global factors on. .

Karen Wells has written an important new book which examines the interplay of local and global factors on children's lives. Drawing on a variety of sources, it is truly interdisciplinary and offers a clear, well-written analysis of major theorists as well as presenting Wells's own exciting new work on representations of childhood. Childhood in a Global Perspective" is particularly important as the international community considers the development agenda beyond the Millennium Development Goals which expire in 2015 and the future it hopes to shape for the children of the world.

Childhood in a Global Perspective is essential readingfor contemporary times. The critical elements ry childhoods are explored in coherent andmeaningful ways that include discussions of policy and practice,race, class and gender

Childhood in a Global Perspective is essential readingfor contemporary times. The critical elements ry childhoods are explored in coherent andmeaningful ways that include discussions of policy and practice,race, class and gender. At the core of the book is a fundamentalconcern with the lives and welfare of children globally and Wellsis able to make connections about the ways in whichchildren’s lives are shaped by their cultural, social,personal and economic milieu in new and dynamic ways. Nicola Yelland, Victoria University.

It shows how the notion of childhood is being radically re-shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization.

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Childhood in a global context Policy and practice Race, class and gender Children and families School and work Children and politics . book below: (C) 2016-2018 All rights are reserved by their owners.

Childhood in a global context Policy and practice Race, class and gender Children and families School and work Children and politics Children and youth at war Rescuing children and children's rights. Summary, et. This compelling new book offers a unique global perspective on children's lives throughout the world. It shows how the notion of childhood is being radically re-shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization.

This compelling new book offers a unique global perspective on children’s lives throughout the world. It shows how the notion of childhood is being radically re–shaped, in part as a consequence of globalization. Taking an engaging historical and comparative approach, the book discusses wide–ranging issues such as children and war, child labour and young people’s activism around the globe.

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

Taking an engaging historical and comparative approach, the book explores social issues such as how children are constituted as raced, classed and gendered subjects; how children’s involvement in war is connected to the globalization of capitalism and organized crime; and how school and work operate as sites for the governing of childhood. The book discusses wide-ranging topics including children’s rights, the family, children and war, child labour and young people’s activism around the globe. In addition to updated literature throughout, the revised edition includes new chapters on migration and trafficking, and the role of play.

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


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Darkshaper
This is a great resource for those interested in an introduction to the issues and complexities of caring for and working with children in international development situations. The author does a great job of outlining some of the toughest issues faced by development workers and complexities of child protection in an international context.
Rainbearer
Our initial understanding of childhood often begins with our own experiences, culture, instilled values, and societal influences. Karen Wells’ book begins by asking whether there is a universal definition of childhood, then through the course of the book, she challenges the reader’s personal and learned foundation of childhood by exploring the local and global factors which shape and influence children’s lives. What Karen Wells reveals are the complexities of lived childhoods, and although universal features can be attributed to childhood, the concept is contextually defined, constructed by historical, racial, gender, familial, and societal factors. With globalization, however, international initiatives and law are having a greater influence in re-shaping childhood at the local level. This is a predominant theme in Wells' book. "Childhood in a Global Perspective" is particularly important as the international community considers the development agenda beyond the Millennium Development Goals which expire in 2015 and the future it hopes to shape for the children of the world. Professionals working in development, policy, humanitarian efforts, education, health, and related sectors which impact the development and well-being of children would benefit from the perspectives offered in this book.
Childhood in Global Perspective download epub
Social Sciences
Author: Karen Wells
ISBN: 0745638376
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Polity; 1 edition (June 22, 2009)
Pages: 220 pages