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The 'Poor Child' : the cultural politics of education, development and childhood

Author: Arathi Sriprakash; Lucy Hopkins
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2015.
Series: Education, poverty, and international development series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book brings together analytic approaches from childhood studies, sociology, cultural studies and development studies to illustrate the different ways in which the concept of the

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hopkins, Lucy.
Poor Child : The cultural politics of education, development and childhood.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arathi Sriprakash; Lucy Hopkins
ISBN: 9781315815336 1315815338
OCLC Number: 913955818
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: The 'Poor Child'- Front Cover ; The 'Poor Child'; Title page; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1: Unsettling the global child: Rethinking child subjectivity in education and international development; Introduction; Unsettling the universal child; Development discourses and the universal child; Reimagining the 'poor child' and new insights into global development(s); Notes; References; Part I: Cultural representations of childhood and poverty. Chapter 2: 'It shouldn't happen here': Cultural and relational dynamics structured around the 'poor child'Framing the analysis; Why this text?; The context; Save The Children's 2012 campaign: 'It shouldn't happen here'; The campaign; The reception; To what ends?; Post-script; Notes; References; Websites cited; Chapter 3: 'Black kid burden': Cultural representations of Indigenous childhood and poverty in Australian cinema; Introduction; The politics of interpretation and film as pedagogy; The politics of Indigenous childhoods in Australia; The Indigenous Australian child of Australian cinema. Representations of Indigenous childhoods in filmConcluding thoughts; Notes; References; Part II: Contextualising the'poor child': Children's voices as modes of resistance; Chapter 4: Child labour, schooling and the reconstruction of childhood: A case study from Kenya; Introduction; The social construction of childhood; From the socialised child to the labouring child to the schooled child: a case study of a reconstructed childhood in Kenya; Contemporary childhood in Kiratu; Working and schooling: a balancing act; Implications for social policy; Notes; References. Chapter 5: Victims of what? Misunderstandings of anti-trafficking child protection policies in BeninIntroduction; Western discourses and Beninese conceptualisations of the child; Western intervention: a restrictive law as response to two scandals; Are vidomègons trafficking victims?; Listening to presumed victims' voices; Conclusion; Notes; References; Chapter 6: The construction of resilience: Voices of poor children in Mexico; Introduction; Challenging the concept of childhood; Researching childhoods in Mexico: an ethnographic approach; Understanding resilience. Interactions of resilience: the lived realities of four childrenConclusions and implications; Notes; References; Part III: Questioning the project of schooling and the politics of development; Chapter 7: Policy constructions of childhoods: Impacts of multi-level education and development policy processes in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific; Investigating multi-level policies through critical discourse analysis; EFA and MDG representations of education and childhoods; Policy contexts for EFA in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific; Conclusions; Notes; References.
Series Title: Education, poverty, and international development series.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy Hopkins and Arathi Sriprakash.

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