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Child Labour in India: Globalization, Power, and the Politics of International Children's Rights

Gurchathen S. Sanghera

Abstract

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 children’s rights. This book explores children’s 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 children’s 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 Indi ... More

Keywords: Children’s Rights, child labour, globalization, India, neoliberalism, non-governmental organizations, postcolonialism, power, social constructionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199466801
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466801.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gurchathen S. Sanghera, author
teaches at the School of International Relations, University of St Andrews, Scotland.