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Child Labour in a Third World Urban Situation

Subrata Sankar Bagchi (Author)
Synopsis Child Labour in a Third World Urban Situation is based on author’s decade long fieldwork in Kolkata and contains ethnographic details on the child labour situation in Kolkata. The study was done in the backdrop of globalisation in India which made huge proportion of population marginalized during the last two decades. This work revealed that a strong correlation could be found between the child labour problem and marginalization of population in the urban areas in the Third World. The readers will find this book useful in understanding child labour problem prevailing in the Third World urban areas.

The subject matter of the book is divided into three detailed chapters. The first two chapters provide a discussion on the concept and the magnitude of child labour in the Third World. Third chapter is further divided into nine sections to give focused study on various aspects of child labour, including educational and economic aspects of child labourers, description of the key behaviors and statistical analyses of the marginalization of population and child labour. It also gives ideas on how a Third Worldly understanding on this problem can emerge which is essential for properly comprehending the problem of child labour. The last section of the book is comprised of valuable data on the subject in the form of Tables, Bibliography, Appendix and Index further enriches the book.

The book will ably serve the needs of students, teachers and researchers of Sociology, particularly child labour and related issues.
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About the author

Subrata Sankar Bagchi

Subrata Sankar Bagchi, Ph.D. in Anthropology, has been teaching for the last 12 years in a college under the University of Calcutta. Before taking up over 4 years In addition, he has conducted research on various topics like the tribes of India, child labour problem, urban marginalisation, methodological issues in fieldwork, qualitative methodology, human rights,etc. He has published several papers in various internationally acclaimed jpurnals. He has also chaired many sessions and presented papers in conferences and seminars

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Bibliographic information

Title Child Labour in a Third World Urban Situation
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126913923
length xvi+160p., Plates; Tables; Bibliography; Appendix; Index; 22cm.