Child Domestic Work in Nigeria: Conditions of Socialisation and Measures of Intervention
by Ina Gankam Tambo
Historisch-vergleichende Sozialisations- und Bildungsforschung, Band 13, 2014, 384 Seiten, broschiert, € 39,90, ISBN 978-3-8309-3141-6, E-Book: € 35,99, ISBN 978-3-8309-8141-1; New York & Münster: Waxmann-Verlag.
For the last two decades, child domestic work carried out in Nigeria as well as in other countries in Africa, Latin America and Asia, has been given increasing attention by international policy makers and scientists. Yet, the research mainly focuses on the living and working conditions of these children, which also forms part of this book. However, in addition, political and pedagogical measures of intervention employed on international, national and local levels on child domestic work are also at the centre of analysis. Against the background of post-colonial theory the author studies the effects of social modernisation in Nigeria as a rapidly growing national economy on child domestic work and historically
retraces the origins of this form of child work back to indigenous modes of socialisation and social security within the (pre-colonial) Nigerian extended family network. The research is based on field work in Nigeria, including interviews and documentary analysis.
Ina Gankam Tambo (née Nnaji, 1978) studied educational sciences,
philosophy and sociology at the University of Bonn and the Humboldt-University Berlin, where she received her Master Degree (M.A.) in Education in 2005. Afterwards she worked as a teacher for humanistic philosophy of life studies in primary schools in Berlin and later as a research assistant at the chair of Comparative Education at the Ruhr-University Bochum, where she earned her doctoral degree in 2014. Currently she works there at the chair of History of Education, Childhood and Youth. Her main topics of research are historical-comparative childhood studies and child rights research with focus on Sub-Sahara Africa.