Sociology and Criminology-Open Access

Sociology and Criminology-Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2375-4435


Jieyu Liu

University of Ghana, Legon Boundary, Accra, Ghana

  • Editorial   
    Governing Left-behind Children through Family in China's Great Migration
    Author(s): Jieyu Liu*

    Existing scholarship on the lives and wellbeing of China’s left-behind children often frames the problems as a function of their parents’ migration, which leaves a big gap in discussing the role of the state in shaping the institutional framework that these families operate within, cope or struggle with. Through critically interrogating public discourses supported articles from a mainstream newspaper and policy documents since the first 2000s, this text situates a sociological inquiry into the discursive and institutional framework addressing ‘the left-behind children problem’ in China within the problematic of the connection between children, family, and therefore the state. The analysis reveals seemingly ‘disingenuous’ articulations of left-behind children’s value within the mainstream media and official policies. On the one hand, there seem.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2375-4435.21.9.e114

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