Dr. Hind Khalifa - King Saud University, Saudi-Arabia - This session will focus on the experience of growing up in a different context. The discussion will address the following questions:
- How, if at all, do theoretical concepts relating to childhood research in the North transfer to various social, cultural and political contexts in the Global South?
- What challenges exist which may prevent the incorporation of theories developed by academics focusing on Southern childhoods into more dominant discourses surrounding childhood studies?
- Similarities and differences in “childhoods”: The meaning of childhood, and how it is experienced and changed over space and time.
- Changing childhood changing families: parent-child relationship-cultural values- religion.
- Policies in different contexts: child protection between global laws and national understanding.
- Welcoming and introduction (5 minutes)
- Presentation by the facilitator: childhood in Saudi Arabia; similarities and diversities in global childhoods (10 minutes)
- Group activity on case studies of children at global south which the participants will present (20 minutes)
- Group discussion around these case studies, bearing in mind the main topics the session is concerned with (25 minutes)
- Group discussion on issues relating to 2 questions the session is concerned with (25 minutes)
- Closing (5 minutes).
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