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Time-out in the land of Apu : childhoods, bildungsmoratorium and the middle classes of urban West Bengal

Author: Hia Sen
Publisher: Wiesbaden : Springer Gabler, 2013.
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Within Childhood Research starkly different theoretical and empirical concerns characterize the global south-north divide. Hia Sen attempts to bridge the gap in Childhood Research which usually addresses childhoods differently according to their 'developing/developed', 'western/non-western' contexts, and finds its middle ground in the context of the urban middle classes in contemporary West Bengal. The author  Read more...
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Sen, Hia, author.
Time-out in the land of Apu
(OCoLC)839317630
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hia Sen
ISBN: 9783658022235 365802223X
OCLC Number: 853548920
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgements; Table of Contents; 1. Introduction; 2. Growing Up Different: Childhoods and Social Inequalities; 2.1 Contextualizing Childhoods; 2.1.1 The 'New' Sociology of Childhood and the Adult Gaze; 2.1.2 Children, Agency and the Question of Culture; 2.1.3 Childhood and Class; 2.2 The Cultural Approach to Class and the Adult Gaze; 2.3 Childhood and Moratorium; 2.3.1 Childhood as Bildungsmoratorium; 2.3.2 The Bildungsmoratorium in the Context of Bengal; 3. Sentiment, Middle Classes and a Culture of Childhood in Bengal; 3.1 A Question of Sentiment. 3.2 The Making of a Middle Class Culture3.2.1 The Bhadralok in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Bengal; 3.2.2 The Middle Class and the New Economic Policy: Before Economic Liberalization and After; 3.3 Adults, Children, and the Bengali Middle Classes; 3.4 A Middle Class Culture of Childhood?; 4. Talking to Children, and Talking about Childhoods; 4.1 The Concept of Cultural Capital; 4.2 Stepping In; 4.2.1 On Taking Children Seriously and Being Taken Seriously: Interviews with 10-12 Year Olds; 4.2.2 Talking About Childhoods; 4.2.3 Subjective Location of the Researcher. 5. 'Being Good at Studies': The Bhadralok Culture and the Ethos of Education in Bengal5.1 The Bhadralok and Education in Colonial Bengal: Historical background; 5.1.1 Education, Class and the Self-Image of the Bhadralok; 5.2 Studying Hard Against All Odds: The Ethos of Education in ThreeGenerations; 5.2.1 'My Father Was a First Boy': Family Stories of Merit and Hardship; 5.2.2 Reading in 'Secret': Schoolwork and 'Outside' Books; 5.3 Linking History with Practice; 6. Afternoons after School: 'Leisure' Culture and Space. 6.1 'Aunties', 'Going Out' and 'Coaching': Children and Private Tuition6.1.1 Who Plays What: The Children Talk About Sports; 6.1.2 Going Out', 'Going Downstairs' and Corridor-Badminton: Accounts of Play and Space; 6.1.3 Remembered Afternoons: Accounts of the Older Generations; 6.1.4 Accounts of Play in the Older Generations; 6.2 Class, Space and Culture in the Accounts of Leisure Activities of Children; 7. Doraemon to Dance Lessons: Children, Leisure and Cultural Heritage; 7.1 Children and Leisure Classes; 7.2 The Bookshelf: Children and Children's Literature in Three Generations. 7.3 Children and Television7.4 From Clotted Cream to Doraemon: Childhood, Moratorium and 'Other' Cultures in Bengal; 8. Together and Apart: Class, Gender and Generation in Children's Culture; 8.1 Girlhoods and Boyhoods; 8.2 Gender, Generation and Changing Insignia in Childhood Moratorium; 8.2.1 The Journey of the Bengali 'Frock'; 8.2.2 From the Novelty of Pot Stirring to Other Errands: Children, Gender and Household Chores in the Older Generations; 8.2.3 Boys and Household Chores in the Contemporary Generation.
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Within Childhood Research starkly different theoretical and empirical concerns characterize the global south-north divide. Hia Sen attempts to bridge the gap in Childhood Research which usually addresses childhoods differently according to their 'developing/developed', 'western/non-western' contexts, and finds its middle ground in the context of the urban middle classes in contemporary West Bengal. The author documents areas such as leisure practices and everyday lives of school children in India for three cohorts, where it is possible to have a comparative perspective of childhoods given the.

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