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Decolonizing Childhoods

From Exclusion to Dignity

By Manfred Liebel

Published

6 May 2020

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256 pages

ISBN

978-1447356417

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234 x 156 mm

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6 May 2020

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256 pages

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234 x 156 mm

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6 May 2020

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256 pages

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234 x 156 mm

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    European colonization of other continents has had far-reaching and lasting consequences for the construction of childhoods and children’s lives throughout the world.

    Liebel presents critical postcolonial and decolonial thought currents along with international case studies from countries in Africa, Latin America and former British settler colonies to examine the complex and multiple ways that children throughout the Global South continue to live with the legacy of colonialism.

    Building on the work of Canella and Viruru, he explores how these children are affected by unequal power relations, paternalistic policies and violence by state and non-state actors, before showing how we can work to ensure that children’s rights are better promoted and protected, globally.

    "This is a seminal book which works as a textbook, a teaching resource and a highly significant contribution to knowledge. It is characterized by authority and enthusiasm."

    Heather Montgomery, The Open University

    Manfred Liebel is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Technical University Berlin and Lecturer on Childhood Studies and Children’s Rights at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam.

    Preface

    Introduction

    Part I ~ How to Understand Childhoods in the Postcolonial Context

    Childhoods From Postcolonial Perspectives

    Colonialism and Colonization of Childhoods

    Postcolonial Theories From the Global South

    Part II ~ Children Under Colonial and Postcolonial Rule

    State violence against children in British Empire and settler colonies

    Racist civilization of children in Latin America

    Pitfalls of postcolonial education and child policies in Africa

    Part III ~ Children’s Rights and the Decolonization of Childhoods

    Postcolonial Dilemmas of Children’s Rights

    Beyond Paternalism: Plea for the De-Paternalization of Children’s Protection and Participation

    Social Movements of Children As Citizenship From Below

    Epilogue: Childhoods and Children’s Rights Beyond Postcolonial Paternalism