Third World Child

Author: G. G.. Alcock
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers
ISBN: 9780620595346
Size: 52.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 2716

Download Read Online

Third World Child. "GG Alcock, s parents, Creina and Neil, were humanitarians who gave up comfortable lives to move to rural Zululand. In a place called Msinga, a dry rock-strewn wilderness and one of the most violent places in Africa, they lived and worked among the Mchunu and Mthembu tribes, fighting for the rights of people displaced by the apartheid government's policy of forced removals. They also fought against the corruption of police and government officials, as well as local farmers, which did not sit well with their white fellow citizens. When GG was fourteen his father was assassinated by rival tribesmen. GG's early life in rural Zululand in the 1970s and 80s can only be described as unique. He and his brother Khonya, both initially home-schooled by their mother, grew up as Zulu kids, herding goats and playing with the children of their neighbours, learning to speak fluent Zulu, learning to become Zulu men under the guidance of Zulu elders, and learning the customs and history of their adopted tribes. Armed with their father's only legacy - the skills to survive in Africa - both young men were ultimately forced to move into the 'white' world which was largely unknown to them. In many ways GG Alcock's story mirrors that of many of his people, the journey of a tribal society learning to embrace the first world. He does not shy away from the violence and death that coloured his childhood years surrounded by savage faction fighting, nor how they affected his adult life. His story is one of heartbreak and tragedy and, paradoxically, of vibrant hope and compassion. A restless energy and sardonic humour permeate his writing, which is compelling in its honesty and spontaneity.."--Back cover.

Child Labor And The Urban Third World

Author: Subrata Sankar Bagchi
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761852980
Size: 47.61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5268

Download Read Online

Child Labor And The Urban Third World. This book, based on a decade of fieldwork among the poor and marginalized population in the city of Kolkata, will give readers an idea of how this problem has become inextricably bound with various other local conditions, such as the security of tenure in the houses.

Women S Education In The Third World

Author: Gail P. Kelly
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873956208
Size: 62.82 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4510

Download Read Online

Women S Education In The Third World. Gail Kelly and Carolyn Elliott have assembled the latest and best available scholarship from a range of disciplines to illuminate the determinants, nature, and outcomes of women’s education in third World nations. This study focuses on the undereducation of women in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, delving into its causes, changes in female education patterns and the significance of these changes to societies and to women’s lives. Articles in this volume lay the foundation for further research by examining women’s schooling from the novel perspective that the social and economic outcomes of women’s education are shaped by gender-sex systems that subordinate women to men.

Human Rights And The Third World

Author: Subrata Sankar Bagchi
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739177362
Size: 40.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4283

Download Read Online

Human Rights And The Third World. Human Rights and the Third World: Issues and Discourses deals with the controversial questions on the universalistic notions of human rights. It finds Third World perspectives on human rights and seeks to open up a discursive space in the human rights discourse to address unresolved questions, citing issues and problems from different countries in the Third World: Whether alternative perspectives should be taken as the standard for human rights in the Third World countries? Should there be a universalistic notion of rights for Homo sapiens or are we talking about two diametrically opposite trends and standards of human rights for the same species? How far these Third World perspectives of human rights can ensure the protection of the minorities and the vulnerable sections of population, particularly the women and children within the Third World? Can these alternative perspectives help in fighting the Third World problems like poverty, hunger, corruption, despotism, social exclusion like the caste system in India, communalism, and the like? Can there be reconciliation between the Third World perspectives and the Western perspective of human rights?

Well Being Poverty And Justice From A Child S Perspective

Author: Sabine Andresen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319575740
Size: 18.45 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1057

Download Read Online

Well Being Poverty And Justice From A Child S Perspective. This book presents evidence that children are the real experts of their lives. 2600 boys and girls in Germany between the ages of 6 of 11 years, with and without a migration background, were interviewed. Next to established topics of family, friends, leisure time and school, the focus of this study was on the topic of justice. Children were asked what justice in their opinion was and whether they felt treated justly or not. The 3rd World Vision Study puts the subjective well-being of children into the focus and shows that children are able to report competently and authentically about their lives. This volume is of great important to researchers, policy makers and professionals interested in children’s well-being from children’s own perspectives.

Third World Health

Author: Theodore Harney MacDonald
Publisher: Radcliffe Publishing
ISBN: 9781857757699
Size: 46.88 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5137

Download Read Online

Third World Health. This book focuses on health and its relationship with education and equity in trade. The environmental impact on health is thoroughly analysed, with particular reference to tsunamis, deforestation and diminishing water supplies. It suggest solutions at individual, community and government levels.