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dc.contributor.authorBal, Jaspreeten
dc.date2015-01-30 11:36:37.002
dc.date2015-02-03 15:41:28.207
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-04T21:01:00Z
dc.date.available2015-02-04T21:01:00Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-04
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/12729
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Cultural Studies) -- Queen's University, 2015-02-03 15:41:28.207en
dc.description.abstractThe United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely signed and ratified human rights treaty in history. The Convention is law in the nearly two hundred countries that have ratified it including Canada and India. This project is an ethnography exploring the effectiveness of the text of the CRC in two contexts, one which is largely structured by text (Canada) and one which is not (India). To map, in depth, the top-down social relations of the CRC the author provides rich descriptions of her fieldwork in the Punjabi village of Butala and the Canadian city of Brampton. Using the new sociology of childhood as a conceptual framework, the author argues that the CRC is inherently flawed because it is in text and can therefore only create change in environments mediated by text.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectsociology of childhooden
dc.subjectOntarioen
dc.subjectrightsen
dc.subjectchildren's rightsen
dc.subjectspaceen
dc.subjecttexten
dc.subjectConvention on the Rights of the Childen
dc.subjectPunjaben
dc.titleChildren’s rights and spaces: an ethnographic look at children’s rights in Punjab, India and Ontario, Canada.en
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.contributor.supervisorDubinsky, Karenen
dc.contributor.departmentCultural Studiesen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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