At Home in the Street Street Children of Northeast Brazil

ISBN-10: 0521598699
ISBN-13: 9780521598699
Edition: 1998
Authors: Tobias Hecht
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Description: This book examines the lives of Brazilian street children, 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 so few.

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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This book examines the lives of Brazilian street children, 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 so few.

Introduction
Speaking of the street
Being in the street
'Home' children: nurtured childhood and nurturing childhood
Betraying motherdom: Maloqueiros and `that life' in the street
When life is nasty, brutish and short: violence and street children
Curing street children, rescuing childhood
Street children and their `clients', conclusion: the ephemeral lives of street children
Appendix: the setting: Recife, Olinda, and Northeast Brazil
Glossary
References cited
Notes

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