At Home in the Street by Tobias Hecht
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At Home in the Street
By Tobias Hecht

At Home in the Street

Street Children of Northeast Brazil

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At Home in the Street by Tobias Hecht

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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 they called 'radio workshops', street children asked one another questions that even the most experienced researcher would be unlikely to pose. At the center of this study are the children who play, steal, sleep, dance and die in the streets of a Brazilian city. But all around them figure activists, politicians, researchers and a global crisis of childhood.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521598699
ISBN-10: 0521598699
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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