Child Migration in Africa (BOK)

Hashim Thorsen

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"Child Migration in Africa" explores the mobility of children without their parents within West Africa. Drawing on the experiences of children from rural Burkina Faso and Ghana, this book provides rich material on the circumstances of children's voluntary migration and their experiences of it. Their accounts challenge the normative ideals of what a 'good' childhood is, which often underlie public debates about children's migration, education and work in developing countries. The comparative study of Burkina Faso and Ghana highlights that social networks operate in ways that can be both enabling and constraining for young migrants, as can cultural views on age- and gender-appropriate behaviour. This book questions easily made assumptions regarding children's experiences when migrating independently of their parents and contributes to analytical and cross-cultural understandings of childhood. Part of the groundbreaking "Africa Now series", "Child Migration in Africa" is an important and timely contribution to an under-researched area.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Hashim Thorsen
Forlag
ZED BOOKS LTD
ISBN 9781848134560
Antall sider 240 Dimensjoner 15,7cm x 23,4cm x 1,7cm
Vekt 267 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd