'Time-Out' in the Land of Apu

Childhoods, Bildungsmoratorium and the Middle Classes of Urban West Bengal

Authors: Sen, Hia

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Within Childhood Research starkly different theoretical and empirical concerns characterize the global south-north divide. Hia Sen attempts to bridge the gap in Childhood Research which usually addresses childhoods differently according to their 'developing/developed', 'western/non-western' contexts, and finds its middle ground in the context of the urban middle classes in contemporary West Bengal. The author documents areas such as leisure practices and everyday lives of school children in India for three cohorts, where it is possible to have a comparative perspective of childhoods given the existing rich ethnographic and historical research on childhoods in other cultural contexts.

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Dr. Hia Sen studied sociology in Kolkata and New Delhi and completed her doctoral thesis at the University of Freiburg, Germany. She is an Assistant Professor of sociology at Presidency University, Kolkata, India.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sen, Hia

    Pages 11-30

  • Growing Up Different: Childhoods and Social Inequalities

    Sen, Hia

    Pages 31-56

  • Sentiment, Middle Classes and a Culture of Childhood in Bengal

    Sen, Hia

    Pages 57-79

  • Talking to Children, and Talking about Childhoods

    Sen, Hia

    Pages 81-103

  • ‘Being Good at Studies’: The Bhadralok Culture and the Ethos of Education in Bengal

    Sen, Hia

    Pages 105-140

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Softcover $59.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
'Time-Out' in the Land of Apu
Book Subtitle
Childhoods, Bildungsmoratorium and the Middle Classes of Urban West Bengal
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-658-02223-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-658-02223-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-658-02222-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 292
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