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Abandoned Children

Abandoned Children

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Judith Ennew, Catherine Panter-Brick, Isabel dos Guimaraes Sa, David I. Kertzer, Malcolm T. Smith, Pier Paulo Viazzo, Maria Bortolotto, Andre Zanotto, Eftihia Voutira, Aigli Bourskou, Helen Charnley, Angela Veale, Max Taylor, Carol Linehan, Tobias Hecht, Rachel Baker, Heather Montgomery, Rachel Hinton, Mia Flores-Borquez
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  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521775557

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  • 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.

    • Anthropology of childhood a growing subdiscipline of anthropology worldwide
    • First interdisciplinary attempt to discuss abandoned children
    • Features well known contributors writing about childhood in different parts of the world
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    ..."rich,empirically based collection of papers...by providing rich, empirical reporting from a variety of perspectives, this book tells us about much more than "abandonments and orphanhoods," it also challenges us to consider a much broader spectrum of thinking about childhood itself." Anthropolgy & Education Quarterly

    "...a fascinating collection of papers that is highly recommended for anyone interested in child welfare from both academic and practical perspectives." Critical Sociology

    "...Abandoned Children is an extremely thought-provoking book..." Contemporary Psychology

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    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521775557
    • length: 248 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.37kg
    • contains: 8 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Judith Ennew
    1. Nobody's children? A reconsideration of child abandonment Catherine Panter-Brick
    2. Circulation of children in eighteenth-century Portugal Isabel dos Guimaraes Sa
    3. The lives of foundlings in nineteenth-century Italy David I. Kertzer
    4. Modelling the economic and human costs of foundling care in the Azores Malcolm T. Smith
    5. Five centuries of foundling history in Florence: changing patterns of abandonment, care, and mortality Pier Paulo Viazzo, Maria Bortolotto and Andre Zanotto
    6. Child indoctrination in the Greek civil war and child welfare policy Eftihia Voutira and Aigli Bourskou
    7. Children separated from their families in the Mozambique war Helen Charnley
    8. A psychological perspective of 'abandoned' and 'abandoning' street children Angela Veale, Max Taylor and Carol Linehan
    9. In search of Brazil's street children Tobias Hecht
    10. A comparative perspective on abandonment in Nepal Rachel Baker and Catherine Panter-Brick
    11. Abandonment and child prostitution in a Thai slum community Heather Montgomery
    12. Seen but not heard: refugee children and models of intervention Rachel Hinton
    13. Children of protracted exile: where do we belong? Mia Flores-Borquez.

  • Editors

    Catherine Panter-Brick, University of Durham

    Malcolm T. Smith, University of Durham

    Contributors

    Judith Ennew, Catherine Panter-Brick, Isabel dos Guimaraes Sa, David I. Kertzer, Malcolm T. Smith, Pier Paulo Viazzo, Maria Bortolotto, Andre Zanotto, Eftihia Voutira, Aigli Bourskou, Helen Charnley, Angela Veale, Max Taylor, Carol Linehan, Tobias Hecht, Rachel Baker, Heather Montgomery, Rachel Hinton, Mia Flores-Borquez

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