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Children of Fate Childhood, Class, and the State in Chile, 1850-1930

ISBN-10: 0822345749
ISBN-13: 9780822345749
Edition: 2009
Authors: Nara B. Milanich
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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 10/9/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

""Children of Fate" is truly original, with an extraordinary level of insight and analysis. Nara B. Milanich shows how class identity was manipulated by the liberal state in a way that maintained hierarchies, and she illustrates her arguments with rich examples gleaned from extensive archival research. A brilliant, first-rate book."--Elizabeth Kuznesof, author of "Household Economy and Urban Development: Sao Paulo, 1765 to 1836"

Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: State, Class Society, and Children in Chile
Children and Strangers: Filiation in Law and Practice
The Civil Code and the Liberalization of Kinship
Paternity, Childhood, and the Making of Class
Children of Don Nobody: Kinship and Social Hierarchy
Kindred and Kinless: The People without History
Birthrights: Natal Dispossession and the State
Other people's children: The Politics of Child Circulation
Vernacular Kinships in the Shadow of the State
Child Bondage in the Liberal Republic
Epilogue: Young Marginals at the Centenary: One Hundred Years Of Huachos
Appendix
Abbreviations
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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