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Dominant discourses, debates and silences on child labour in Africa and Asia

Abebe, Tatek; Bessell, Sharon


Drawing on the relevant literature, this article explores key debates and controversies on child labour in the context of Africa and Asia. It first identifies and analyses three dominant discourses on child labour: 1) the work free childhoods perspective; 2) the socio-cultural perspective; and 3) the political economy perspective. Against the backdrop of these discourses, the article goes on to critically examine aspects of child labour that are underrepresented in the literature and in...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2011.567007


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