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African Childhoods

Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent

Editors: Ensor, M. (Ed.)

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With 70 per cent of its people under the age of 30, Africa is the world's youngest continent. African youngsters have been largely characterized as either vulnerable victims of the frequent humanitarian crises that plague their homelands, or as violent militarized youth and 'troubled' gang members. Young people's contributions to processes of educational provision, peace building and participatory human development in Africa are often ignored. While acknowledging the profound challenges associated with growing up in an environment of uncertainty and deprivation, African Childhoods sheds light on African children's often constructive engagement with a variety of societal conditions, adverse or otherwise, and their ability to positively influence their own lives and those of others.

About the authors

KRISTEN CHENEY International Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands CATI COE Rutgers University, USA ELENA COLONNA Istituto de Educação, Universidade do Minho, Portugal C. NANA DERBY Virginia State University, USA BRADLEY E. ENSOR Eastern Michigan University, USA ANDREW EPSTEIN University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA LAUREL FELT Réseau Africain d'Education pour la Santé, Senegal FRANCIS GODWYLL Rhodes University, South Africa JULIA R. HANEBRINK Minority Health International Research Training TRICIA M. REDEKER HEPNER University of Tennessee, USA HANNAH HÖCHNER University of Development, University of Oxford, UK JOHN IDRISS LAHAI University of New England, Australia SIPHOKAZI MAGADLA Rhodes University, South Africa BONODJI NAKO University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA ALEXANDRE RIDEAU Réseau Africain d'Education pour la Santé, Senegal ALANYA J. SMITH Minority Health International Research Training THERESE MUNGAH SHALO TCHOMBE Center for Research in Child and Family Development, University of Buea, Cameroon TAMMY Y. WATKINS Organization for Tropical Studies BETHANY WILINSKI University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction African Childhoods: Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent

    Ensor, Marisa O.

    Pages 1-15

  • Are the Barrels Empty? Are The Children Any Safer? Child Domestic Labor and Servitude in Ghana

    Derby, C. Nana

    Pages 19-32

  • Matches But No Fire: Street Children in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

    Wagner, Claire M. (et al.)

    Pages 33-46

  • Youth Agency and Survival Strategies in Sierra Leone’s Postwar Informal Economy

    Lahai, John Idriss

    Pages 47-59

  • Turkana Children’s Contributions To Subsistence and Household Ecology in Kenya

    Watkins, Tammy Y.

    Pages 61-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Childhoods
Book Subtitle
Education, Development, Peacebuilding, and the Youngest Continent
Editors
  • M. Ensor
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-02470-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137024701
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-02469-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43861-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 262
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