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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
New York : P. Lang, ©2002
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gaile Sloan Cannella; Joe L Kincheloe
|Description:||vi, 230 pages ; 23 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Global Perspectives, Cultural Studies, and the Construction of a Postmodern Childhood Studies / Gaile S. Cannella --
2. Making Poverty Pay: Children and the 1996 Welfare Law / Sue Books --
3. Constructing Childhood in a Corporate World: Cultural Studies, Childhood, and Disney / Samana Kasturi --
4. What Are Beanie Babies Teaching Our Children? / Dominic Scott --
5. The Complex Politics of McDonald's and the New Childhood: Colonizing Kidworld / Joe L. Kincheloe --
6. A Toy Story: The Object(s) of American Childhood / Janice A. Jipson and Nicholas Paley --
7. Korean Early Childhood Education: Colonization and Resistance / Mee-Ryoung Shon --
8. Postcolonial Ethnography: An Indian Perspective on Voice and Young Children / Radhika Viruru --
9. A National System of Childcare Accreditation: Quality Assurance or a Technique of Normalization? / Susan Grieshaber --
10. Children's Linguistic/Cultural Human Rights / Lourdes Diaz Soto and Rene Quesada Inces --
11. (Euro-American Constructions of) Education of Children (and Adults) Around the World: A Postcolonial Critique / Gaile S. Cannella and Radhika Viruru.
|Series Title:||Rethinking childhood, v. 16.|
|Other Titles:||Kid world|
|Responsibility:||edited by Gaile S. Cannella & Joe L. Kincheloe.|
Arguing that dominant discourses have designated those who are younger as requiring protection and control, Cannella (education, Texas A & M U.) and Kincheloe (education, CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College) argue that there is a need for a postmodern childhood studies that challenges regimes of truth, recognizing that children have not generally had a voice in their own creation. They present 11 contributions that move toward such a project of disrupting adult/child dualisms. Chapters discuss the discourses of welfare "reform" in the United States, the construction of childhood by corporate agendas promoting consumption, Korean views of young children, the construction of the Euro-American concept of "voice" as it affects preschoolers in India, and colonialist biases inherent in modernist constructions of education. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
Kidworld contributes to an emerging field of childhood studies that challenges disciplinary boundaries, in such fields as early childhood education and developmental psychology, which are limited in their beliefs and relationships with younger human beings. One role of childhood studies is to recognize the historical-, political-, and even power-oriented contexts that construct childhood, giving voice to issues that have been previously ignored and disqualified. The authors of Kidworld employ their own diverse, global perspectives to reveal the existence of and problems with globalization and marketing of the universal, modernist child. Such questions as the following are addressed: How are market-driven motives influencing the lives of (poor) children? How does the political climate of a nation affect children's cultural, linguistic, and educational rights? Can more just representation for children be accomplished? Contents: Gaile S. Cannella: Global Perspectives, Cultural Studies, and the Construction of Postmodern Childhood Studies--Sue Books: Making Poverty Pay: Children and the 1996 Welfare Law--Sumana Kasturi: Constructing Childhood in a Corporate World: Cultural Studies, Childhood, and Disney--Dominic Scott: What Are Beanie Babies Teaching Our Children?--Joe L. Kincheloe: The Complex Politics of McDonald's and the New Childhood: Colonizing Kidworld--Janice A. Jipson/Nicholas Paley: A Toy Story: The Object(s) of American Childhood--Mee-Ryoung Shon: Korean Early Childhood Education: Colonization and Resistance--Radhika Viruru: Postcolonial Ethnography: An Indian Perspective on Voice and Young Children--Susan Grieshaber: A National System of Childcare Accreditation: QualityAssurance or a Technique of Normalization?--Lourdes Diaz Soto/Rene Quesada Inces: Children's Linguistic/Cultural Human Rights--Gaile S. Cannella/Radhika Viruru: (Euro-American Constructions of) Education of Children (and Adults) Around the World: A Postcolonial Critique.
- Children -- Research.
- Child development.
- Child development -- Research.
- Enfants -- Recherche.
- Enfants -- Développement.
- Enfants -- Développement -- Recherche.
- Sozioökonomischer Wandel.
- Interdisziplinäre Forschung.