The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India by Shelley Seale

By Shelley Seale

Following the lives of youngsters into orphanages and during the streets and slums of India—where hundreds of thousands of them dwell with out families—this account pulls an important quantity of study from the notorious Dharavi slum of Mumbai, the place some of the scenes for the Oscar–winning movie Slumdog Millionaire were shot. the following, greater than 1000000 humans continue to exist its 500 acres of former swampland surrounded through luxurious high-rise condominiums. but it is a e-book jam-packed with desire, telling the tale of these with large hearts and participants from worldwide status as much as create a wave of awake steps towards a greater planet and higher existence for those 25 million Indian children.

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American Individualisms: Child Rearing and Social Class in by A. Kusserow

By A. Kusserow

What are tough and gentle individualisms? during this specified ethnography of 3 groups in long island and Queens, Kusserow interviews mom and dad and academics (from prosperous to these on welfare) at the varieties of not easy and gentle individualisms they motivate of their young children and scholars. American Individualisms explores the real factor of sophistication changes within the socialization of individualism in the USA. It offers American individualism no longer as one unmarried homogeneous, stereotypic life-pattern as frequently claimed to be, yet as variable, class-differentiated types of individualism instilled in children via their mom and dad and preschool academics in ny and Queens. via offering wealthy descriptions of the situational, class-based individualisms that take root in groups with tremendously assorted visions of the long run, Kusserow brings social inequality again into formerly bland and usual discussions of yank individualism.

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Growing Up Global: Economic Restructuring and Children's by Cindi Katz

By Cindi Katz

"Brilliant and intimate. The e-book is an eloquent rendition of the expansive spatial abstractions and mimetic innovative re-imagination it proposes." -Social and Cultural Geography

Growing Up Global examines the techniques of improvement and international switch throughout the point of view of children’s lives in doubtless disparate areas: ny urban and a village in northern Sudan. on the book’s center is a longitudinal ethnographic learn of youngsters growing to be up in a Sudanese village that used to be incorporated in a wide state-sponsored agricultural software within the yr they have been born. It follows a small variety of young ones intermittently from ten years of age to early maturity, concentrating rather on their paintings and play, which jointly knowledgeable the youngsters for an agrarian lifestyles established round the relatives, a existence that was once fast changing into obsolete.

Shifting her concentration to mostly working-class households in manhattan urban within the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, Katz is ready to divulge unsuspected connections with the Sudanese adventure within the results on youngsters of a regularly altering, capitalist environment—the decline of producing jobs and the rise in knowledge-based jobs—in which kids with few abilities and stunted educations face bleak employment clients. In teasing out how “development” transforms the grounds on which those teens come of age, Cindi Katz offers a textured research of the significance of information within the skill of individuals, households, and groups to breed themselves and their fabric social practices over time.

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Children of Deh Koh: Young Life in an Iranian Village by Erika Friedl

By Erika Friedl

Within the village of Deh Koh in southwestern Iran, a existence direction is set out for ladies and boys from their earliest days. whereas little in this terrible rural neighborhood comes simply to youngsters of both intercourse, women truly undergo the higher burden. neighborhood lore has it boy should be famous in his mother's womb as low as 20 days after perception, whereas a lady is still "a formless lump of meat" for 2 months. This skewed viewpoint keeps to form their fortunes in years to keep on with. so much moms succumb to strain to wean their child daughters greater than a yr previous to their sons--a calamity in a global the place the breast deals succor and the main kind of sustenance. ladies should be married off once they mature--as early as nine in line with non secular edict--though there are fewer baby brides and baby moms as modernization tinkers with village traditions. due to the fact 1992, the politics of overpopulation have made contraception a nationwide precedence, a sea swap embraced through many married girls worn down via childbearing. "Only husbands and outdated girls wish us to have many children," says a mom of 8, "men simply because they do not know what a bother it really is and outdated ladies simply because they've got forgotten." Ethnographer Erika Friedl writes a little judgmentally at the hardscrabble lives led in Deh Koh, but in addition with perception, verve, and authority. whereas spotlighting the youngsters, she illuminates the times in their mum and dad and opens the reader's biases for query, too. --Francesca Coltrera

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Champions for Children: The Lives of Modern Child Care by Bob Holman

By Bob Holman

Numerous books were written approximately Victorian baby care pioneers, yet few biographical experiences were released approximately newer baby care and welfare giants. during this ebook, Bob Holman, a champion for kids in his personal correct, seems to be on the lives of six inspirational people who have made major contributions to the health of deprived young ones over the process the 20 th century.Each of the six mentioned - Eleanor Rathbone, girl Marjory Allen, Clare Winnicott, John Stroud, Barbara Kahan and Peter Townsend - has been very important in developing current platforms of kid care and welfare, and in stimulating debate round concerns which stay excessive on coverage and practitioner agendas today.

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International Cinema and the Girl: Local Issues, by Fiona Handyside, Kate Taylor-Jones

By Fiona Handyside, Kate Taylor-Jones

From Dorothy within the Wizard of ounces to Bella Swan in Twilight, the woman has been an issue of extreme cinematic curiosity. This assortment considers the specificity of women' reviews and their cinematic articulation via a multicultural feminist lens which cuts around the divides of popular/art-house, Western/non Western, and north/south.

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Children of Neglect: When No One Cares by Margaret Smith, Rowena Fong

By Margaret Smith, Rowena Fong

This e-book encompasses a complete overview of the present kingdom of kid forget. integrated are facts relating to prevalence and lethality, definitional matters, etiological idea, background of and present coverage, and present interventions. As baby overlook is usually associated with structural concerns, the ebook additionally examines the connection of kid overlook to poverty, substance abuse and tradition.

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