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Children of the Welfare State : Civilising Practices in Schools, Childcare and Families (Paperback)

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Children of the Welfare State uses the case of Denmark—employed as emblematic of the European state—to consider the ways in which children are “civilized” within child-focused institutions, such as schools, daycare, and the family unit, under the auspices of the welfare state. Through deep ethnographic studies, the authors build a clear account of children’s experiences at a variety of ages, different genders, and from differing ethnic and social backgrounds. Ultimately they show that even though Danish welfare institutions are marked by a strong egalitarian ideal, they nonetheless tend to reproduce dominant norms of social class and distinctions of ethnicity and religion. 
Number of Pages: 290
Genre: Social Science
Series Title: Anthropology, Culture and Society
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Laura Gilliam & Eva Gullu00f8v
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2017
TCIN: 52417858
UPC: 9780745336046
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-4156
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