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Democratization of the family' might seem to confound notions of the political and private, the rights and obligations of the citizen and the intimacy of the family. A less conventional theory of modernity is characterized by the fact that the codes of behaviour which permeate it have previously...
This article analyzes the formation and expression of collective interest in the moral and physical well-being of children. `Compassion' is the term used to define a concern with the suffering of others, accompanied by the urge to help. Responses to the suffering of children offer a rich...
Communities of farm families share unique support and resources; does community integration promote children's academic success, even in a rural region suffering a depressed agricultural economy? This study examines the academic success of children from farm and non-farm families in the rural...
The terms of social contract theory should be recast - not to reinvent its prefamilialized political subject - but to make the subject of politics answerable to the needs of children whose peculiar plight is that they are `spoken for' (what we call political mutism) by agents who may not be...
A popular topic of dialogue in many nations today concerns the proper balance between family and state in terms of their responsibility for the cultivation of potential in children. This article begins with a discussion of the American prototype of the family-state alliance vis-a-vis the child,...
This article proposes a set of non-monetary indicators of material and social resources characterizing the childrearing environments of families in South African black urban townships. The selected indicators include adequacy of food, quality of housing, financial assets, consumer goods and...
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