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

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Art - 228 pages
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Children's Lifeworlds examines how working children face the challenge of having to combine work with school in Kerala. Moving beyond the usual concern with child labour and welfare to a critical assessment of the daily work routine of children, this book questions how class and kinship, gender and household organization, state ideology and education influence and conceal the lives of children in developing countries. Presenting an extraordinarily sympathetic and detailed case study of boys' and girls' work routine in a south Indian village, this book shows children creating the visibility of their work. The combination of personal experience, quantitative data and in-depth anthropological methods, sheds light on the world of those who, though they hold the future, have been left in the dark.
 

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Contents

THE CHILDREN OF THE RURAL POOR
9
BETWEEN THE RIVER AND THE SEA
35
GROWING UP IN POOMKARA
58
POOMKARAS SMALL FRY
86
COIRMAKING GIRLS
121
KERALA FISHERIES INVISIBLE NETS
153
THE COIR INDUSTRYS SAVING ANGELS
174
RURAL CHILDRENS EXPLOITATION
198
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