Palgrave Studies on Children and Development

Generationing Development

A Relational Approach to Children, Youth and Development

Editors: Huijsmans, Roy (Ed.)

    • Integrates Childhood Studies and Development Studies, providing a novel addition to both fields
    • Helps to drive forward debates around age and generation in relation to development studies
    • Combines a wide range of topics covered by both established and newer researchers in the field

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About this book

This ground-breaking book weaves together insights from the children and youth studies literature and critical development studies. Debunking the idea of childhood and youth as self-evident social categories, the author unravels how these generational constructs are (re)constituted and experienced in relational terms in development contexts spanning both the Global South and the Global North.

 

Running through these chapters is a fundamental concern with age, gender and generation as key principles of social differentiation.  This is developed in Part 1 at a theoretical level, and applied to everyday contexts, including school, work, migration and the street in Part 2. Part 3 zooms in on the generational dynamics of development by exploring how prominent development interventions (conditional cash transfers, schooling) problems (gender discrimination) and questions (the generational question of farming) shape the (gendered) experience of being young and growing up. 

 

About the authors

Roy Huijsmans is Senior Lecturer in Children & Youth Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in the Hague, the Netherlands (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam). He has written on childhood, youth and migration, the generational dynamics of multi-local householding, and on nationalism, youth and mobile telephony.

Reviews

“This exciting and timely collection, framed by an excellent introduction and concluding discussion, is a key resource not only for students of international development at all levels, but also for policy makers and practitioners alike, as they grapple with some key problems relating to children and youth facing the world today.” (Virginia Morrow, University of Oxford, UK)

“This sparkling new volume brings together established and emerging names in the study of children and youth globally to fundamentally reorient our thinking on age, development, and generation. A tour de force.” (Craig Jeffrey, University of Melbourne, Australia)

“This is a wonderfully rich and diverse collection of articles offering fascinating insights into the lives of young people across the world. Theoretically sophisticated but highly readable, it brings together cutting edge research from many disciplines and expands our knowledge and understanding of young people in exciting and thought-provoking ways.” (Heather Montgomery, The Open University, UK)

“Generationing Development provides critical and useful perspectives on the important role of children and youth in development as well as the embeddedness of development processes in experiences of childhood and youth. The book is a long overdue and necessary addition to the interdisciplinary fields of childhood studies and youth studies.” (Tatek Abebe, Norwegian University of Sciences and Technology)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Generationing Development: An Introduction

    Huijsmans, Roy

    Pages 1-31

  • Locating Young Refugees Historically: Attending to Age Position in Humanitarianism

    Hart, Jason

    Pages 35-57

  • Bodies, Brains, and Age: Unpacking the Age Question in the Dutch Sex Work Debate

    Coumans, Sara Vida

    Pages 59-76

  • The Impact of ‘Age-Class’ on Becoming a Young Farmer in an Industrialised Agricultural Sector: Insights from Nova Scotia, Canada

    Mills, Elyse N.

    Pages 77-101

  • Mainstreaming Social Age in the Sustainable Development Goals: Progress, Pitfalls, and Prospects

    Clark-Kazak, Christina

    Pages 103-124

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55623-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55622-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Generationing Development
Book Subtitle
A Relational Approach to Children, Youth and Development
Editors
  • Roy Huijsmans
Series Title
Palgrave Studies on Children and Development
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55623-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55623-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55622-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 335
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
Topics