Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?

Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?

What does it mean to be a child in today’s world? Studying childhood involves a consideration of the discourses that shape our ideas of what childhood is as well as looking at the reality of children’s lives. Media representations, children’s status in the home, educational provision, healthcare and education have a bearing on of the experience of childhood and how we think about children’s needs. Further understanding can be gleaned by focusing on children themselves.

Children’s cultural worlds provide insights into how children make sense of the context of their lives; how modern lifestyles and technologies can be accommodated by children through play and peer relations. A feature of contemporary minority-world childhood is the commonly held notion that childhood is in crisis. The following sections explore this idea through activities and textual commentary.

  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Overview

1 Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?

2 From global factories over there

3 To sweatshops closer to home

4 Responsibility for elsewhere

5 Conclusion

  • Keep on learning
  • References
  • Acknowledgements
+ Course description

What does it mean to be a child in today’s world? Studying childhood involves a consideration of the discourses that shape our ideas of what childhood is as well as looking at the reality of children’s lives. Media representations, children’s status in the home, educational provision, healthcare and education have a bearing on of the experience of childhood and how we think about children’s needs. Further understanding can be gleaned by focusing on children themselves.

Children’s cultural worlds provide insights into how children make sense of the context of their lives; how modern lifestyles and technologies can be accommodated by children through play and peer relations. A feature of contemporary minority-world childhood is the commonly held notion that childhood is in crisis. The following sections explore this idea through activities and textual commentary.

+ Course outline
  • Introduction
  • Learning outcomes
  • 1 Overview

1 Claiming connections: a distant world of sweatshops?

2 From global factories over there

3 To sweatshops closer to home

4 Responsibility for elsewhere

5 Conclusion

  • Keep on learning
  • References
  • Acknowledgements

   14 hours study

  Level 2: Intermediate

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   14 hours study

  Level 2: Intermediate

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explore the concept of childhood and some of the ways minority-world childhood is characterised as ‘in crisis’
  • develop ideas on how childhood may be constructed
  • develop an awareness of the ways in which the notion of crisis may have practical consequences for children’s lives, identities and experiences.
+ Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explore the concept of childhood and some of the ways minority-world childhood is characterised as ‘in crisis’
  • develop ideas on how childhood may be constructed
  • develop an awareness of the ways in which the notion of crisis may have practical consequences for children’s lives, identities and experiences.

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Download this course for use offline or for other devices