Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2018, Page: 29-35
Intersections Between Western and Indian Childhoods
Mariam John Meynert, Independent Researcher, Lund, Sweden
Received: Oct. 23, 2017;       Accepted: Nov. 6, 2017;       Published: Dec. 14, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ss.20180701.15      View  393      Downloads  19
Abstract
This article explores the intersections between discourses on children from the North and South (India as a case in point). Some similarities can be seen between Western and Indian conceptualizations with the child occupying subaltern spaces. Both in the North and South children are marginalized in sociological discourses; there is a perceived emergent decrease in patriarchal control of children by adults, with adult-child relations becoming more democratic and participatory, manifested in greater negotiation of control by children. The New Sociology of Childhood that evolved in the “Century of the Child” notable as childhood has brought children into the arena of International politics and academic debates in both the North and the South.
Keywords
Social Construction, Convergence, Divergence, Childhoods, Agency
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Mariam John Meynert, Intersections Between Western and Indian Childhoods, Social Sciences. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 29-35. doi: 10.11648/j.ss.20180701.15
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