Category Archives: Publications

New release – Growing Up In Poverty: Findings from Young Lives

9781137404022Edited 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.

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Book Launch – Shepler’s Childhood Deployed: Remaking Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 10.47.03 AMThose 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

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*Jeunesse* Special Issue on Consumption Out Now

The Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures is pleased to announce that the 2014 Summer Issue, a Special Issue on Consumption, of Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures is now available. Continue reading

New book: Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods


New release, by Immaculada García-Sánchez

Language and Muslim Immigrant Childhoods: The Politics of Belonging

(2014) Wiley Blackwell


Anthropologist Susan Terrio’s article on unaccompanied children in Politico

‘Life ended there’ — Rare Interviews with the Children of America’s Border Disaster
by Susan Terrio (Georgetown University)
Politico Magazine, July 10, 2014