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Child labour in India: globalization, power and the politics of international children's rights

By: Sanghera, Gurchathen S.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi Oxford University Press 2016Description: xiii, 326 p.ISBN: 9780199466801.Subject(s): Child labor - India | Children's rights - India | Politics - Human rights | Human rights - Globalization | International children's rights lawDDC classification: 331.310954 Summary: India has the largest number of child labourers in the world, and has been the subject of intense media and political campaigns in the North aimed at addressing the abuse of childrens rights. This book explores childrens rights as a site of power and reveals how the rights discourse has been used by international actors, national elites, and local NGOs in the child labour debate in India. While discussing the childrens rights in the contemporary world, the author analyses human rights and power along with insights from postcolonial theorists. He provides empirical accounts of how three Indian NGOs-Bonded Labour Liberation Front, Butterflies, and South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude-are using the discourse of childrens rights to challenge child labour practices. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/child-labour-in-india-9780199466801?q=9780199466801&lang=en&cc=in#
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Table of Contents:

1. The Politics of Human Rights
2. International Children’s Rights Law and Child Labour
3. Situating Human Rights within the Context of Globalization
4. Globalization and India: The Inner Landscape
5. NGOs, Children’s Rights, Child Labour in India: A Struggle on Two Fronts

India has the largest number of child labourers in the world, and has been the subject of intense media and political campaigns in the North aimed at addressing the abuse of childrens rights. This book explores childrens rights as a site of power and reveals how the rights discourse has been used by international actors, national elites, and local NGOs in the child labour debate in India. While discussing the childrens rights in the contemporary world, the author analyses human rights and power along with insights from postcolonial theorists. He provides empirical accounts of how three Indian NGOs-Bonded Labour Liberation Front, Butterflies, and South Asian Coalition on Child Servitude-are using the discourse of childrens rights to challenge child labour practices.

https://global.oup.com/academic/product/child-labour-in-india-9780199466801?q=9780199466801&lang=en&cc=in#

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