Theorizing Children’s Social Citizenship: New Welfare States and Inter-generational Justice?

Dympna Devine, Tom Cockburn

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Abstract

This article argues that children’s social status and positioning as children needs to be foregrounded in discussions of social citizenship and the re/development of the welfare state against a backdrop of neo-liberal economic and social reform. Set within a theoretical model that highlights the circular and de-centered exercise of power across fields of action, the subject of children’s citizenship, understood as a “citizenship habitus” is explored, taking the exemplar of education and migrant children’s positioning within schools.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-157
Number of pages16
JournalChildhood
Volume25
Issue number2
Early online date4 Mar 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018

Keywords

  • Children’s citizenship
  • education
  • inter-generational
  • migrant children
  • welfare

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