Globalization and children : exploring potentials for enhancing opportunities in the lives of children and youth /
[edited by] Natalie Hevener Kaufman and Irene Rizzini.
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2002.
xviii, 176 p. ; 26 cm.
0306473682 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2002.
0306473682 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Natalie Hevener Kaufman: University of South Carolina Columbia Irene Rizzini: Universidade Santa Ursula, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Main Description
The primary aim of Globalization and Children is to present an interdisciplinary analysis of a diverse set of global changes and their effects on the everyday lives of children. Contributors offer guidelines which will enable researchers, policy makers, and other child advocates to increase their understanding of how global change is affecting children and which interventions would be useful in understanding and developing policies that would advance the well-being of children. The book explores and explains how children have been excluded from our conceptualization of the world and our research about globalization. The contributors represent a variety of perspectives from different disciplines including anthropology, sociology, psychology, politics, international relations, law, and economics. Globalization and Children will be an indispensable resource for practitioners and policy makers who are concerned with children and child-related issues, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, and upper-level students in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and education.
Table of Contents
The Global Perspectivep. 1
The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children: A Framework for Analysisp. 3
Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspectivep. 19
The Status of Children in International Lawp. 31
Democratization and Children's Livesp. 47
Global Trends in Children's Livesp. 69
Children and Family Lifep. 71
Civic Participation by Children and Youthp. 81
The Effects of Political and Economic Transformations on Children: The Environmentp. 91
Children and the Mediap. 99
Developmental-Ecological Considerationsp. 107
Applying the Lens of Global Change to the Actual Lives of Childrenp. 115
The Transition to "Democracy" in Latin America: Challenges and Implicationsp. 117
Promises Kept, Promises Broken: Recent Political and Economic Trends Affecting Children and Youth in Brazilp. 129
The Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs on the Lives of Children in Jamaicap. 151
Conclusionsp. 161
Conclusionsp. 163
Indexp. 167
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