Studies in Childhood and Youth

Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global

Editors: Twum-Danso Imoh, Afua, Ame, R. (Eds.)

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Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global examines the imposition of the modern Western notion of childhood, which is now deemed as universal, on other cultures and explores how local communities react to these impositions in various ways such as manipulation, outright rejection and acceptance. The book discusses childhoods in different regions of the world and boasts a range of contributors from several academic disciplines such as Sociology, Social Work, Education, Anthropology, Criminology and Human Rights, who are experts on the regions they discuss. The book argues against the notion of a universal childhood and illustrates that different societies around the world have different notions of childhood. This book is recommended reading for students, scholars and practitioners working with children in the Global South as well as internationally.

About the authors

HIND KHALED KHALIFA Associate Professor of the Sociology of Childhood in the Department of Social Studies at King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia SIOBHAN LAIRD Lecturer at Nottingham University, UK KATIE MONAGHAN University of Sheffield, UK HELEN PENN Professor of Early Childhood and co-director of the International Centre for the Study of the Mixed Economy of Childcare in the Cass School of Education and Communities at the University of East London, UK SUSAN SHEPLER Assistant Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution in the School of International Service at American University, USA MIRIAM TAG Researcher at Bielefeld University, Germany KAREN WELLS Senior Lecturer in International Childhood Studies and International Development at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK

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"This book provides an interesting mix of theory, history and case studies all of which concern the ways that childhoods are changing in response to globalisation. Its international focus and emphasis on the full age range of childhood will make it invaluable

for those in Development Studies, Early Years, as well as those with a more general interest in Childhood Studies." - Children & Society


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Imoh, Afua Twum-Danso (et al.)

  • The Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Product and Facilitator of a Global Childhood

    Pages 17-33

    Imoh, Afua Twum-Danso

  • Universalizing Early Childhood: History, Forms and Logics

    Pages 34-55

    Tag, Miriam

  • Early Child Development Policy: The Colonization of the World’s Childrearing Practices?

    Pages 56-74

    Monaghan, Katie

  • The Rhetoric and Realities of Early Childhood Programmes Promoted by the World Bank

    Pages 75-93

    Imoh, Afua Twum-Danso (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Childhoods at the Intersection of the Local and the Global
Editors
  • Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
  • R. Ame
Series Title
Studies in Childhood and Youth
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28334-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137283344
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-34232-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34444-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 207
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