Children of Other Worlds

Children of Other Worlds : Exploitation in the Global Market

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More than 40,000 children die daily in the developing world from avoidable sickness and disease. Tens of millions of children labour in mines, mills and sweatshops, or scavenge for a living on city streets and dumps. In the so-called developed world, children's lives are similarly blighted by drugs, alcohol, sexual abuse and violence. Children of the rich are unhealthily obsessed with consumerist desires while children of the poor suffer from lack of opportunity. The global market is responsible for both of these ills.In Children of Other Worlds Jeremy Seabrook examines the international exploitation of children and exposes the hypocrisy, piety and moral blindness that have informed so much of the debate in the West on the rights of the child. Seabrook insists that the whole question of protecting children's rights must take into consideration the structural abuses of humanity that are inherent in globalisation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 139.2 x 219.7 x 16.8mm | 398.12g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745313965
  • 9780745313962

About Jeremy Seabrook

Jeremy Seabrook is a researcher and writer. He is the author of The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the Flight from Tyranny 1933 - 2008 (2008), Consuming Cultures: Globalization and Local Lives (2006), Travels in the Skin Trade (Pluto, 2001) and Cities (Pluto, 2007).show more

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'Not just a study of children's work in Bangladesh, but also a reminder of the debates about child labour in Britain ... Seabrook's passionate reporting and advocacy deserves a wide readership' -- Richard Gott, The Independentshow more