Brad Laurence Weiss

2008
Figuring the FutureSAR Press PublicationFiguring the Future: Globalization and the Temporalities of Children and YouthChild laborers in South Asia, child soldiers in Sierra Leone and Uganda, Chinese youth playing computer games to earn virtual gold, youth involved in sex trafficking in the former Soviet republics and Thailand: these are just some of the young people featured in the news of late. To address how and why youth and children have come to seem so important to globalization, the contributors to this book look at the both the spatial relations and the temporal dimensions of globalization in places as far apart as Oakland, California, and Tamatave, Madagascar, in situations as disparate as the idealization of childhood innocence and the brutal lives of street children.
1996–1997
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarThe Multiple Meanings of Haya Coffee


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