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									SOCIAL THOUGHT & COMMENTARY

Consuming Childhood: “Lost” and
“Ideal” Childhoods as a Motivation
for Migration
Sarah Horton
University of Colorado, Denver




I n the introduction to her well-known edited volume, Children and the
  Politics of Culture, published in 1995, Sharon Stephens argued that fears
of a “crisis” in childhood emerged in the 1970s and 1980s with a new, and
more penetrating, phase of global capitalism. Media images suddenly
brought affluent Westerners—who subscribed
								
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