Children, Rights and Modernity in China: Raising Self-Governing Citizens (BOK)

Orna Naftali

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A timely, original study of the emergence of a new type of thinking about children and their rights in contemporary urban China, which draws on diverse evidence from Chinese government, academic, media, and pedagogic publications, as well as on participant observation and interviews in two primary schools and among elite and middle class families in Shanghai, China. Drawing on rich, ethnographic data, this book debunks many popular and scholarly stereotypes about the predominance of Confucian ideas of parental authority in China or about the indifference to individual human rights in the political and public culture of the PRC. This book also recognizes the complexities and conflicts that exist in Chinese discourses about and practices toward children, as older ideas of filiality, neoliberal ideologies, and the new awareness of children's right to privacy, to expressing their views, and to protection against violence compete and collude in complicated, often contradictory ways.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Orna Naftali
Forlag
PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
ISBN 9781137346582
Antall sider 192 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 22,2cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 347 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Age groups: children, Anthropology, Human rights, Globalization

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