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ERIC Number: EJ794420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Persisting Inequalities: Childhood between Global Influences and Local Traditions
Buhler-Niederberger, Doris; Van Kreiken, Robert
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v15 n2 p147-155 2008
This article analyses the central themes running through the collection of papers in this special issue of Childhood, which were all given as papers at the XVI Durban World Congress of Sociology, 23-29 July 2006. These themes encompass the ways in which global processes of social change combining modernity with tradition have become important for both the perception of childhood and for children's real lives. They also include the ways in which those processes intertwined with social inequalities of gender, generation and socioeconomic status among children and between children and other age groups. The article goes on to provide an outline of the ways in which more general theoretical concerns in the sociology of childhood globally are related to local situations, to a variety of practical settings, to the conceptual concerns in different sociological fields and other social science disciplines in South Africa, Ethiopia, Taiwan, Germany, Sweden, and Italy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Germany; Italy; South Africa; South Africa (Durban); Sweden; Taiwan