Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies

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The Children in Child Health

Negotiating Young Lives and Health in New Zealand

Rutgers University Press

A journey into the lives of children coping in a world compromised by poverty and inequality, The Children in Child Health challenges the invisibility of children’s perspectives in health policy and argues that paying attention to what children do is critical for understanding the practical and policy implications of these experiences.

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Belonging and Becoming in a Multicultural World

Refugee Youth and the Pursuit of Identity

Rutgers University Press

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Brisbane, Australia, Belonging and Becoming in a Multicultural World provides a critical analysis of the shortcomings and underpinning contradictions of modern multicultural inclusion. It demonstrates how creating a sense of identity among young Sudanese and Karen refugees is a continual process shaped by powerful social forces.

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The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood

Asymmetries of Innocence and the Cultural Politics of Child Development

Rutgers University Press

In The Queer Aesthetics of Childhood, Hannah Dyer offers a study of how children’s art and art about childhood can forecast new models of social life that redistribute care, belonging, and political value. She asserts that in the aesthetics of childhood, a more just future can be conjured.
 

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All Together Now

American Holiday Symbolism Among Children and Adults

Rutgers University Press

Holidays are times for creating memories and for celebrating cultural values, emotions, and social ties. All Together Now considers holidays that are celebrated by American families and shows how entire families bond at holidays in ways that allow both children and adults to be influential within their shared interaction.

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You've Always Been There for Me

Understanding the Lives of Grandchildren Raised by Grandparents

Rutgers University Press

Today, approximately 1.6 million American children live in what social scientists call “grandfamilies”—households in which children are being raised by their grandparents. Drawing on data gathered from New York grandfamilies, Rachel Dunifon analyzes their unique strengths and distinct needs.    

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Youth in Postwar Guatemala

Education and Civic Identity in Transition

Rutgers University Press

Through rich ethnographic accounts, Youth in Postwar Guatemala, traces youth experiences in schools, homes, and communities, examining how knowledge and attitudes toward historical injustice develop through formal and informal educational interactions. Michelle J. Bellino shows how a new generation struggles to unlearn authoritarianism and develop new democratic civic identities. 

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