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Philosophy and Poverty

Philosophy and Child Poverty

Reflections on the Ethics and Politics of Poor Children and their Families

Editors: Brando, Nicolás, Schweiger, Gottfried (Eds.)

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  • First book on philosophy and child poverty 
  • Brings together different philosophical approaches on childhood and family poverty 
  • Provides philosophical insights into the concept of child poverty and its alleviation
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About this book

This book offers a broad and diverse reflection of the ways in which child poverty could be conceptualised, and the ways in which it is intertwined with childhood as a specific social condition. Furthermore, the responsibilities towards children and the possible mechanisms required for dealing with this condition will be analysed and clarified. 

This is the first volume on philosophy and child poverty. Despite the increasing number of publications on poverty, the particular phenomenon of poverty during childhood has not received much philosophical attention. This is surprising, given the severity and depth of child poverty around the globe.

This volume brings together various philosophical approaches and how they understand and tackle child poverty. This is an important addition to the philosophical literature, which is also of wider interest to scholars working in the social sciences and with an interest in child poverty.


About the authors

Nicolás Brando is a Research Fellow for the “Global Governance and Democratic Government” Programme at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies (KU Leuven), and a PhD scholar at the Institute of Philosophy (KU Leuven). He works on moral and political philosophy, particularly on issues of global justice, education and childhood. His work has been published in the Journal of World Trade, Global Policy and International Journal of Educational Development, among others.

Gottfried Schweiger is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research, University of Salzburg. He works in social and political philosophy. Previous publications include (co-authored with Gunter Graf) “A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty” (Palgrave Macmillan 2015) and (co-edited with Johannes Drerup, Gunter Graf and Christoph Schickhardt) “Justice, Education and the Politics of Childhood” (Springer 2016).

Reviews

“Child poverty is both important and urgent. The book edited by Brando and Schweiger addresses key-questions: what child poverty is, what causes it, what is wrong with it, and who should do what in order to eradicate or mitigate it. This is pioneering work - indeed, the volume is one of the very few existing philosophical treatments of the problems raised by child poverty.” (Anca Gheaus, Ramon y Cajal researcher at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

“Surprisingly this is the first book explicitly devoted to a topic that demands our urgent attention. Much of the literature on children’s rights has been rather abstract. Yet the problem of how poverty affects children in particular is a vitally important one and also of international scope. This book is thus most welcome and its international roster of contributing authors promises a rich, wide ranging and vitally relevant discussion.” (David Archard, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Queen’s University Belfast)

“The philosophy of childhood is one of the most fertile areas of philosophical research at present, but little has been done on the pressing topical issue of poverty. By collecting a wide variety of theoretical approaches to this topic, this excellent anthology both sets the agenda for and kick starts philosophical research on child poverty.” (Lars Lindblom, Linköping University, Denmark)

“The volume covers an immense variety of interesting topics from different societal and cultural contexts (such as Bangladesh, Ireland, Iran, UK, USA) and provides an excellent overview on contemporary philosophical debates on child poverty.” (Prof. Dr. Johannes Drerup, Free University of Amsterdam/University of Koblenz-Landau)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Philosophy and the Poverty of Children and their Families

    Pages 1-15

    Brando, Nicolás (et al.)

  • Child Poverty, Impoverished Parenting, and Normative Childhood: Some Words of Caution

    Pages 19-49

    Hanes, Douglas William

  • Children in Measurements of Poverty Within Populations: Two Problems with Current Indexes

    Pages 51-68

    Pitasse Fragoso, Katarina

  • Poverty, Social Expectations, and the Family

    Pages 69-89

    Wolff, Jonathan

  • Beyond the Material Wounds of Child Poverty: The Conceptualization of Child Poverty as Moral Damage

    Pages 91-104

    Cabezas, Mar (et al.)

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eBook 67,82 €
price for India (gross)
  • Due: November 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22452-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 109,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • Due: November 14, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22451-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Child Poverty
Book Subtitle
Reflections on the Ethics and Politics of Poor Children and their Families
Editors
  • Nicolás Brando
  • Gottfried Schweiger
Series Title
Philosophy and Poverty
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22452-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22452-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22451-6
Series ISSN
2662-4389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 361
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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