Chapter 2: Policy and Practice
Chapter 3: Race, Class and Gender
Chapter 4: Children and Families
Chapter 5: School and Work
Chapter 6: Play in a Global Context
Chapter 7: Children and Politics
Chapter 8: Children and Youth at War
Chapter 9: Children and Migration
Chapter 10: Rescuing Children and Children’s Rights
- A whole new chapter on the role of play.
- Updated literature and examples throughout.
- Further developed further reading sections.
Wells provides a lucid, topical and up-to-date exposition of key issues concerning contemporary children and childhoods. Wells’s ability to skilfully combine broad discussion with close analyses makes this a necessary, insightful and accessible text.
Sarada Balagopalan, Rutgers University
Childhood in a Global Perspective is essential reading for contemporary times. The critical elements of twenty-first-century childhoods are explored in coherent and meaningful ways that include discussions of policy and practice, race, class and gender. At the core of the book is a fundamental concern with the lives and welfare of children globally and Wells is able to make connections about the ways in which children’s lives are shaped by their cultural, social, personal and economic milieu in new and dynamic ways.
Nicola Yelland, Victoria University