At Home In The Street: Street Children Of Northeast Brazil

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Brand: Cambridge University Press
SKU: DADAX0521598699
ISBN : 0521598699

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Through innovative fieldwork and ethnographic writing, Hecht lays bare the received truths about the lives of Brazilian street children. This book changes the terms of the debate, asking not why there are so many homeless children in Brazil but why - given the oppressive alternative of home life in the shantytowns - there are in fact so few. Speaking in recorded sessions that participants called "radio workshops," street children asked one another questions that even the most experienced researchers would be unlikely to pose. At the center of this study are children who play, steal, sleep, dance, and die in the streets of a Brazilian city. But all around them figure activists, politicians, researchers, "home" children, and a global crisis of childhood.
Author : Tobias Hecht
ISBN : 0521598699
Language : English
No of Pages : 280
Publication Date : 5/13/1998
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 8.9x5.8x0.8
Book weight : 0.01

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