9780521772761

Abandoned Children

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521772761

  • ISBN10:

    0521772761

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-28
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The situation of children abandoned by adults, in foundling homes, sleeping rough in the streets, in refugee camps, and in other circumstances, attracts much political and journalistic attention, but surprisingly little from social scientists. As the editors of this volume point out, there is therefore not enough said about the varieties of experiences summarized as "abandonment." Nor has enough effort been put into studying the perspectives of children themselves on their situation. Situating the discourse on child abandonment in the more general field of debate on children, both historical and ethnographic, this book attempts to show that the presentations of "abandoned" children tend to take for granted ethnocentric ideas about what children can and should do, and about what their relationship should be with adults.

Table of Contents

List of figures
vii
List of tables
viii
List of contributors
ix
Preface xiii
Judith Ennew
Nobody's children? A reconsideration of child abandonment
1(26)
Catherine Panter-Brick
Circulation of children in eighteenth-century Portugal
27(14)
Isabel Dos Guimaraes Sa
The lives of foundlings in nineteenth-century Italy
41(16)
David I. Kertzer
Modelling the economic and human costs of foundling care in the Azores
57(13)
Malcolm T. Smith
Five centuries of foundling history in Florence: changing patterns of abandonment, care and mortality
70(22)
Pier Paolo Viazzo
Maria Bortolotto
Andrea Zanotto
`Borrowed Children' in the Greek civil war
92(19)
Eftihia Voutira
Aigli Brouskou
Children separated from their families in the Mozambique war
111(20)
Helen Charnley
Psychological perspectives of `abandoned' and `abandoning' street children
131(15)
Angela Veale
Max Taylor
Carol Linehan
In search of Brazil's street children
146(15)
Tobias Hecht
A comparative perspective on children's `careers' and abandonment in Nepal
161(21)
Rachel Baker
Catherine Panter-Brick
Abandonment and child prostitution in a Thai slum community
182(17)
Heather Montgomery
Seen but not heard: refugee children and models for intervention
199(14)
Rachel Hinton
Children of protracted exile: where do we belong?
213(11)
Mia Flores-Borquez
Index 224

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