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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Childhoods in the Majority World: Miniature Adults or Tribal Children?
Authors: Punch, Samantha
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Keywords: childhood
majority world
developing world
childhood culture
sociology of childhood
Issue Date: May-2003
Publisher: Sage / British Sociological Association
Citation: Punch S (2003) Childhoods in the Majority World: Miniature Adults or Tribal Children?, Sociology, 37 (2), pp. 277-295.
Abstract: Drawing on ethnographic data from rural Bolivia and applying the theoretical approaches of the minority group child and the tribal child (James et al. 1998), this paper shows that majority world children integrate work, play and school, moving back and forth between child and adult-centred worlds. It argues that majority world children have largely been perceived in relation to their work, and that the overlapping arenas of their everyday lives tend to be ignored. A more holistic perspective which considers how they may combine work and school with play could be more appropriate for understanding children’s childhoods.
Type: Journal Article
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Rights: Published in Sociology. Copyright: SAGE Publications / British Sociological Association.; The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Sociology, Volume 37, Issue 2, 2003, © SAGE Publications, Inc. / British Sociological Association, 2003 by SAGE Publications, Inc. at the Sociology page: on SAGE Journals Online:
Affiliation: Sociology/Social Pol&Criminology

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