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Decolonizing Childhoods: From Exclusion to Dignity

Manfred Liebel


This book addresses key aspects of the post- and decolonial analysis of childhood, such as the scope and limitations of Eurocentric concepts of childhood and the impact of social inequality aggravated by capitalist globalization on children's life prospects. In this context, it discusses the specific modes of agency emerging in children of the Global South. It reconstructs the way in which the colonialization process and the ideologies that supported it have used the metaphor of childhood, and investigates the extent to which they are reproduced in processes of colonizing childhoods. The book ... More

Keywords: childhood, children’s rights, colonialism, postcolonialism, decolonization, Global South, Eurocentrism, citizenship, child-led movements, case studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447356400
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447356400.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manfred Liebel, author
Technical University Berlin / University of Applied Sciences Potsdam