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Developments: Child, Image, Nation Erica Burman

Developments: Child, Image, Nation

Erica Burman

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9786611197452
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How does developmental psychology connect with the developing world? What do cultural representations tell us about the contemporary politics of childhood? This companion volume to Burmans Deconstructing Developmental Psychology helps us toMoreHow does developmental psychology connect with the developing world? What do cultural representations tell us about the contemporary politics of childhood? This companion volume to Burmans Deconstructing Developmental Psychology helps us to explain why questions around children and childhood - their safety, their sexuality, their interests and abilities, their violence - have so preoccupied the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this increasingly post-industrial, post colonial and multicultural world, this book identifies analytical and practical strategies for improving how we think about and work with children. Drawing in particular on feminist and postdevelopment literatures, the book illustrates how and why reconceptualising our notions of individual and human development, including those informing models of childrens rights and interests, will foster more just and equitable forms of professional practice with children and their families.The book brings together completely new, previously unpublished material alongside revised and updated papers to present a cutting-edge and integrated perspective to the field.