A Will of Their Own: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Working Children

A Will of Their Own: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Working Children

By: Manfred Liebel (author)Hardback

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This book shows how children's work can take on widely differing forms; and how it can both harm and benefit children. Differing in approach from most other work in the field, it endeavours to understand working children from their own perspective.

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Manfred Liebel is Professor of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin. His main area is international and intercultural research on childhood and youth. He is staff-member of the TU-Centre for Global Education and International Cooperation and consultant of working children and youth movements in Latin America and Africa.


* Introduction*1. Working children's movements in Africa, Latin America, and Asia*2. Children's work from the perspective of social research: an international stock-taking*3. The working child has a will of its own: subject oriented and participative research on children's work in Latin America*4. Childhood and worn in non-Western cultures: the fruits of ethnological and anthropological research*5. Working children in Europe - loss or new perspectives of childhood?*6. Working children and adolescents in the USA - juggling school and work*7. Work and play in the lives of children: reflections on an unfortunate separation and possible connections*8. The economic exploitation of children: towards a subject-oriented praxis*9. How working children resist exploitation and strive to share decisions about their work: experiences and examples from various continents and periods*10. Ways to self-determined children's work? The significance and problems of educationally conceived work projects*11. Thoughts on a subject-orinted theory of working children

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781842773482
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9781842773482
  • weight: 513
  • ISBN10: 1842773488

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