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Children's Lifeworlds : Gender, Welfare and Labour in the Developing World - Olga Nieuwenhuys

Children's Lifeworlds

Gender, Welfare and Labour in the Developing World

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Published: 16th December 1993
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"Children's Lifeworlds" offers a sympathetic and detailed case study of the work routine of boys and girls in a south Indian village, illustrating how these children view the value of their work. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this study is its examination not only of the objective conditions of children's exploitation, but their subjective experiences of work and school. As such, "Children's Lifeworlds" makes a significant contribution to our knowledge of work and lives in developing societies.
Olga Nieuwenhuys examines how class and kinship, gender and household structure, government ideology and education influence the lives of children in developing countries and directly challenges the notion that remunerated work within the household is not exploitative. In so doing, her study represents a major contribution to the literature on the economy of peasant households in developing societies.
Combining personal experience, quantitative data and in-depth anthropological methods, "Children's Lifeworlds" provides unique insight into the world of peasant children--subjects largely overlooked by social anthropologists.

..."this work [is] a rare gem and does "elicit solidarity rather than pity" for children's lifeworlds."

The Children of the Rural Poor
Between the River and the Sea
Growing Up in Poomkara
Poomkara's Small-fry
Hanging by a Thread: Coir Making Girls
Fisheries' Invisible Nets
Coir Industry's Saving Angels
Conclusion: Rural Children's Exploitation
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ISBN: 9780415097512
ISBN-10: 0415097517
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 16th December 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1