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The ecology of childhood : how our changing world threatens children's rights

Author: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2020] ©2020
Series: Families, law, and society series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Ecology of childhood explores the topics of environmental sustainability and children's rights"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Woodhouse, Barbara Bennett, 1945-
Ecology of childhood.
New York : New York University Press, [2020]
(OCoLC)1129204123
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse
ISBN: 9780814794845 081479484X
OCLC Number: 1089399515
Description: xvi, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: How a Comparative Study of Childhood Became a Story of Global Crisis --
Tools for Studying Childhood --
A Tale of Two Villages --
The Magic of Mesosystems, Seedbeds of Solidarity --
Falling Birth Rates and Rural Depopulation --
The Role of Family-Supportive Policies in the Decision to Have Children --
Children of the Great American Recession --
The Great Recession Crosses the Atlantic --
Globalization: The Elephant in the Playroom --
The Role of Children's Rights --
How the CRC Affects Actual Children's Lives --
Building Small Worlds in Urban Spaces --
Charting the Way to a World Fit for Children.
Series Title: Families, law, and society series.
Responsibility: Barbara Bennett Woodhouse.

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"The Ecology of childhood explores the topics of environmental sustainability and children's rights"--Provided by publisher.

"This book uses the ecological model of child development together with ethnographic and comparative studies of two small villages, in Italy and the United States, as its framework for examining the well-being of children in the aftermath of the Great Recession. Global forces, far from being distant and abstract, are revealed as wreaking havoc in children's environments even in economically advanced countries. Falling birth rates, deteriorating labor conditions, fraying safety nets, rising rates of child poverty, and a surge in racism and populism in Europe and the United States are explored in the petri dish of the village. Globalism's discontents--unrestrained capitalism and technological change, rising inequality, mass migration, and the juggernaut of climate change--are rapidly destabilizing and degrading the social and physical environments necessary to our collective survival and well-being. This crisis demands a radical restructuring of our macrosystemic value systems. Woodhouse proposes an ecogenerist theory that asks whether our policies and politics foster environments in which children and families can flourish. It proposes, as a benchmark, the family-supportive human-rights principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The book closes by highlighting ways in which individuals can engage at the local and regional levels in creating more just and sustainable worlds that are truly fit for children." -- Publisher's description

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A transformative book . . . The author's clear prose, gripping stories, and delightful photographs bring complex ideas and rigorous interdisciplinary research to life. Woodhouse is a realist; she Read more...

 
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