Bridging the gap between studies orientated around parenthood and those on the 'globalization' of childhood, Parenting After the Century of the Child provides a timely intervention to the scholarship. It explores in depth negotiations of travelling ideals on childhood, showing the power of institutional implementations that affect parenting practices. Drawing on the latest research conducted in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and South East Asia, this book examines ideas currently travelling across the globe within institutional settings, providing new insights into the dynamics and ambivalences involved in the simultaneous reframing of childhood and parenthood. This truly global volume will appeal to anthropologists and sociologists with interests in gender, childhood studies and the sociology of the family.
Tatjana Thelen is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Haldis Haukanes is Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Health Promotion at the University of Bergen, Norway. Tatjana Thelen, Haldis Haukanes, Susan D. Holloway, Yoko Yamamoto, Sawako Suzuki, Erdmute Alber, Marjit Tjomsland, Esben Leifsen, Tiffany McComsey, Marta Bertran, Randy Frances Kandel, Anne Griffiths, Mai Bente Snipstad, Gro Th. Lie, Dagfinn Winje.