Global Childhoods beyond the North-South Divide

  • Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
  • Michael Bourdillon
  • Sylvia Meichsner

Part of the Palgrave Studies on Children and Development book series (PSCD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Afua Twum-Danso Imoh, Michael Bourdillon, Sylvia Meichsner
    Pages 1-10
  3. Intersections Between the Global and the Local in Children’s Lives in the Context of Their Communities

  4. Exploring Dissonance and Synergy in Children’s Lives Across World Areas

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 265-269

About this book


This book explores children’s lives across the Global North and Global South in the context of academic discussions of childhoods. The edited volume offers a unique selection of materials suitable for teaching in the areas of children, childhoods, young people, families, and education in a global context, as well as specific aspects of international development and social policy. While the focus of the project is conceptual rather than practical, the holistic understanding of childhoods that it encourages should also enable practitioners to better ensure that they are improving the lives of the children.


North and South Childhoods Global Childhoods Child Labour West African Family Criminal Child Disabled Children Children and Music Child Protection Programmes

Editors and affiliations

  • Afua Twum-Danso Imoh
    • 1
  • Michael Bourdillon
    • 2
  • Sylvia Meichsner
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  2. 2.African Studies Centre LeidenUniversity of ZimbabweHarareZimbabwe
  3. 3.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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