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This article explores the World Bank's view of early childhood as an example of the globalization of childhood. It argues that the Bank pursues neoliberal economic policies that exacerbate the gap between rich and poor nations and between the rich and poor within countries. These policies affect...
Violence has eroded the childhood environment of many children in US cities. This study examined 60 7- to 11-year-old children's neighborhood perceptions and help-seeking behavior in Cleveland, Ohio (USA) neighborhoods with different levels of violence/crime. Results showed that children of...
Through interrogating our prevailing understanding of childhoods of the poor in the Third World as `traditional', this article attempts to make apparent the significant break that colonialism signified in these lives. It does so through locating a Calcutta street child's vocational education...
As a participant at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992, Sharon Stephens highlighted her experiences of children's participation at the conference: `Many of the young people at the conference expressed frustration with the official convention negotiations...
Based on fieldwork in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan, this article describes the engagement of children with projects of nationalism. In their position of marginality to both the Jordanian nation-state and the emerging Palestinian national entity, the children of Hussein Camp are the...
The article presents the evaluation of two Johannesburg sites of `Growing Up in Cities', a project that involves children in documenting and improving their urban environments, with respect to the effect of project participation. Participating children and their parents were surveyed or...
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) assumes that children are universally the same. It can be argued that its provisions are weighted in favour of a modern, western sense of the individual. While there is a growing body of literature that supports this proposition,...
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