At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil (Paperback)
  • At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil (Paperback)

At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 13/05/1998
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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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521598699

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