“Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village”: Reading, Book Signing, and Reception with UMBC Anthropologist Bambi Chapin.
Edited by Michael Bourdillon and Jo Boyden
Palgrave MacMillan, 2014
This new book brings together the latest findings from Young Lives on how poverty affects children’s development and how children and their families respond to poverty in their daily decisions and daily lives. The book shows how, amid general economic growth, many poor children are being left behind despite, the promises of the Millennium Development Goals. While the universalisaton of education now means that most children attend school, at least for a while, children from disadvantaged backgrounds often experience poor-quality education and learn least in school, creating inequality of opportunity.
Those of you in the Washington DC area may be interested in attending the launch of Susan Shepler’s new book, Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone.
New release, by Immaculada García-Sánchez
(2014) Wiley Blackwell