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Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention

Processes of Affective Commodification and Objectification

Editors: Cheney, Kristen, Sinervo, Aviva (Eds.)

  • Offers a unique political economic approach to focus on the politics of childhood within humanitarian aid and international development
  • Examines geographically diverse areas such as the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia, North America and Latin America
  • Highlights the experiences of children targeted for aid who received aid from NGO
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  • Due: February 24, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01623-4
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-01622-7
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About this book

This book explores how humanitarian interventions for children in difficult circumstances engage in affective commodification of disadvantaged childhoods. The chapters consider how transnational charitable industries are created and mobilized around childhood need—highlighting children in situations of war and poverty, and with indeterminate access to health and education—to redirect global resource flows and sentiments in order to address concerns of child suffering. The authors discuss examples from around the world to show how, as much as these processes can help achieve the goals of aid organizations, such practices can also perpetuate the conditions that organizations seek to alleviate and thereby endanger the very children they intend to help.

About the authors

Kristen Cheney is Associate Professor of Children and Youth Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, the Netherlands. Her current research focuses on adolescent sexual and reproductive health, surrogacy, and the impact of global humanitarian interventions for children on child protection and wellbeing in developing countries. 
Aviva Sinervo is a Lecturer of Anthropology at San Francisco State University and Human Development at California State University, East Bay, USA. She researches the moral and affective economies of child labor, international aid, volunteer tourism, and urban street vending; current interests include generational/maturational shifts in wage-earning strategies, cosmopolitanism, and government-NGO collaborations in Peru. 

Buy this book

eBook 59,49 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 24, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01623-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 72,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: February 24, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01622-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disadvantaged Childhoods and Humanitarian Intervention
Book Subtitle
Processes of Affective Commodification and Objectification
Editors
  • Kristen Cheney
  • Aviva Sinervo
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01623-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01623-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01622-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 222
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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