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Sleeping rough in Port-au-Prince : an ethnography of street children and violence in Haiti

Author: J Christopher Kovats-Bernat
Publisher: Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2006.
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In this ethnographic analysis of the cultural lives of children who are "sleeping rough" in Port-au-Prince, Kovats-Bernat expands the traditional bounds of anthropological thought, which have only recently permitted a scholarly treatment of "the child" as a valuable informant, relevant witness, and active agent of social change. Refuting the commonplace notion that street children are unsocialized, Hobbesian  Read more...
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Kovats-Bernat, J. Christopher.
Sleeping rough in Port-au-Prince.
Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2006
(DLC) 2006049838
(OCoLC)70483897
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Christopher Kovats-Bernat
ISBN: 9780813040011 0813040019
OCLC Number: 747426579
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Responsibility: J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat.

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Presents an analysis of the social and cultural worlds inhabited by dispossessed children in Haiti. This book also draws on the author's experience living on the streets with scores of street  Read more...

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