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Description - Small Wars by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

This collection of essays should demonstrate how, at the close of the 20th century, the world's children are affected by global political-economic structures and by everyday practices embedded in the micro-level interactions of local cultures. The modern conception of the child as vulnerable is giving way to that of the child as miniature adult. The text raises questions about social and structural violence and its impact on children and families; about policies that portray children as innocent victims on the one hand and as irredeemable criminals on the other; and about the global economic and political conditions that place many of the world's children at risk.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520209183
ISBN-10: 0520209184
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 14-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Nancy Scheper-Hughes

Nancy Scheper-Hughes is Professor and Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many publications include two award-winning books published by California, Death Without Weeping (1992), and Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics (1979). Carolyn Sargent, author of Maternity, Medicine, and Power (California, 1989) and coeditor with Robbie Davis-Floyd of Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge (California, 1997), is Professor of Anthropology and Director of Women's Studies at Southern Methodist University.

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