The right to childhoods : critical perspectives on rights, difference and knowledge in a transient world
Hartas, Dimitra (2008) The right to childhoods : critical perspectives on rights, difference and knowledge in a transient world. Continuum studies in education . London: Continuum. ISBN 9781441176424Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/record=b2247668~S1
This book offers an engaging study that analyses contemporary childhood by examining new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference. The author critiques the key issues that affect both adults' and children's quality of life, including market-driven values, poverty and civic disengagement.In this fascinating study, Dimitra Hartas analyses contemporary childhood. She discusses the plurality inherent in childhood and the cultural, ideological, social and biological forces that shape children's experience of growing up in the 21st century. She engages with new lines of argument about diversity, disability and difference, and critiques the big issues that affect both adults' and children's quality of life such as market-driven values, poverty and civic disengagement.Hartas uncovers evidence of how the right to childhood is being violated in both the developed and developing world and how our consumerist culture is shaping children's lives in ways that are not always understood, and advocates the right to childhoods. She concludes by discussing the implications of her findings for both policy and practice in early childhood education, and examines pedagogies that are responsive to ethics, diversity and difference.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Children -- Social conditions, Youth -- Social conditions, Children's rights|
|Series Name:||Continuum studies in education|
|Place of Publication:||London|
|Number of Pages:||205|
Actions (login required)