Globalization and Children

Exploring Potentials for Enhancing Opportunities in the Lives of Children and Youth

Editors: Kaufman, Natalie Hevener, Rizzini, Irene (Eds.)

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ALLISON JAMES Globalization seems to be the word on everyone’s lips, with politicians as much as academics extolling its benefits as well as its contradictions. For some, globali- tion means, in practice, that whether in Bangkok or Boston, in London or Rio, as travelers from wealthy countries they can be sure to find the beer, the pizzas, and the jeans that they can at home; they can be both at home and away simulta- ously. For others, though, globalization has had rather different, often less bene- cial, consequences. In their everyday lives people have come to find themselves tied in, albeit in often unseen ways, into larger economic and political systems over which they have no control; yet these systems cause radical changes—often for the worse rather than the better—in the pattern of their daily lives. And it is those who have least voice whose lives are usually affected the most. In this book attention is drawn systematically—really for the first time—to a consideration of how processes of globalization variously impact upon the lives of children. Such an approach is not only most welcome in the field of childhood studies, but also long overdue. It will, at last, enable us to begin to contextualize in a broader framework some of the many issues to do with ch- dren’s rights and participation which have long been discussed as separate and discrete issues within childhood studies.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children

    Kaufman, Natalie Hevener (et al.)

    Pages 3-18

  • Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    Murphy-Berman, Virginia (et al.)

    Pages 19-29

  • The Status of Children in International Law

    Kaufman, Natalie Hevener

    Pages 31-45

  • Democratization and Children’s Lives

    Melton, Gary B.

    Pages 47-67

  • Children and Family Life

    Andrews, Arlene Bowers

    Pages 71-80

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Globalization and Children
Book Subtitle
Exploring Potentials for Enhancing Opportunities in the Lives of Children and Youth
Editors
  • Natalie Hevener Kaufman
  • Irene Rizzini
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-306-47925-0
DOI
10.1007/b105305
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47368-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7646-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 176
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