“Children and Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives,” a book edited and compiled by The Baha’i Chair for World Peace Hoda Mahmoudi and history professor Steven Mintz from the University of Texas at Austin, was recently published as part of the Routledge Studies in Cultural History series.
The book offers international academic perspectives on childhood in an increasingly globalized world. Among other topics, the work evaluates lullabies and nursery rhymes in 19th century Syria and Chinese immigrant youth in the United States.
The synopsis reads:
“Globalization has carried vast consequences for the lives of children. It has spurred unprecedented waves of immigration, contributed to far-reaching transformations in the organization, structure, and dynamics of family life, and profoundly altered trajectories of growing up. Equally important, globalization has contributed to the worldwide dissemination of a set of international norms about children’s welfare and heightened public awareness of disparities in the lives of children around the world. This book’s contributors—leading historians, literary scholars, psychologists, social geographers, and others—provided fresh perspectives on the transformations that globalization has produced in children’s lives.”