Learning from the Children: Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World (New Directions in Anthropology 35)

Learning from the Children: Childhood, Culture and Identity in a Changing World (New Directions in Anthropology 35)

By: Jacqueline Waldren (editor), Ignacy-Marek Kaminski (editor)Hardback

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Children and youth, regardless of their ethnic backgrounds, are experiencing lifestyle choices their parents never imagined and contributing to the transformation of ideals, traditions, education, and adult-child power dynamics. As a result of the advances in technology and media as well as the effects of globalization, the transmission of social and cultural practices from parents to children is changing. Based on a number of qualitative studies, this book offers insights into the lives of children and youth in Britain, Japan, Spain, Israel/Palestine, Pakistan, and Ethiopia. Attention is focused on the child's perspective within the social-power dynamics involved in child-adult relations, which reveals the dilemmas of policy, planning, and parenting in a changing world.

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Jacqueline Waldren is Research Associate, Lecturer, and Tutor in the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology and International Gender Studies and a member of Linacre College, University of Oxford. Her research on Europe includes identity, gender, migration, tourism, and lifestyle changes. Her publications include Insiders and Outsiders (1996), Tourists and Tourism (co-ed.1997), Anthropological Perspectives on Local Development (co-ed. 2004) and many articles. She is Director of DAMARC, Deia Archaeological and Anthropological Museum and Research Centre in Mallorca, Spain. Ignacy-Marek Kaminski is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Mejiro University, Tokyo; Associate Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Social Anthropology at Goteborg University; and Visiting Senior Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford University. His fieldwork includes Ainu, Inuit, Roma, and Ryukyuans; his research focuses on transitive identity, conflict resolution, and leadership. His works are published in twelve languages.


List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Preface Introduction Jacqueline Waldren PART I: CHANGING NORMS Chapter 1. Invisible Routes, Invisible Lives: The Multiple Worlds of Runaway and Missing Women and Girls in Upper Sindh, Pakistan Nafisa Shah Chapter 2. Education, Tradition and Modernization: Bedouin Girls in Israel Sarab Abu-Rabia Quedar PART II: LISTENING AND LEARNING Chapter 3. More Than One Rung: Young women's disadvantage in careers, work, skills and pay Lucy Russell and Louisa Darian Chapter 4. We're Not Poor! They Are: Talking with children and parents about poverty and social exclusion in so-called 'deprived areas' of Milton Keynes Anna Larke Chapter 5. Dancing With An Angel :What I have learnt from my "special needs" daughter, Elisa Elsa Dawson Chapter 6. Being Parented? Children and young people's engagement with parenting activities Julie Seymour and Sally McNamee PART III: CROSS-CULTURAL MOBILITY Chapter 7. Children's Moving Stories: How the children of British lifestyle migrants cope with super-diversity Karen O'Reilly Chapter 8. Children Negotiating Identity in Mallorca Jacqueline Waldren Chapter 9. Identity Without Birthright: Negotiating Children's Citizenship and Identity in Cross-Cultural Bureaucracy Ignacy-Marek Kaminski Chapter 10. Doing Fieldwork with Children in Japan Roger Goodman Notes on the Contributors Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 20/07/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780857453259
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780857453259
  • weight: 447
  • ISBN10: 0857453254

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