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Circulation of Children Kinship, Adoption, and Morality in Andean Peru

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ISBN-10: 0822341972

ISBN-13: 9780822341970

Edition: 2008

Authors: Jessaca B. Leinaweaver, Sonia Sald�var-Hull, Walter D. Mignolo, Irene Silverblatt

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In this vivid ethnography Jessaca B. Leinaweaver explores "child circulation," informal arrangements in which indigenous Andean children are sent by their parents to live in other households. At first glance, child circulation appears tantamount to child abandonment. When seen in that light, the practice is a violation of international norms regarding children's rights, guidelines that the Peruvian state relies on in regulating legal adoptions. Leinaweaver demonstrates that such an understanding of the practice is simplistic and misleading. Her in-depth ethnographic analysis reveals child circulation to be a meaningful, pragmatic social practice for poor and indigenous Peruvians, a flexible…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 11/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Peter Phillips is the director of Project Censored & an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. Phillips writes op-ed pieces in the alternative press & independent newspapers nationwide. He frequently speaks on media censorship & various sociopolitical issues on radio & TV talk shows, including "Talk of the Nation", "Public Interest", "Talk America", "Democracy Now!", & the "Jim Hightower Show".

About the Series
A Note on Translation
Introduction: Moving Children in Ayacucho
Ayacucho: Histories of Violence and Ethnography
International Adoption: The Globalization of Kinship
Puericulture and Andean Orphanhood
Companionship and Custom: The Mechanics of Child Circulation
Superacion: The Strategic Uses of Child Circulation
Pertenecer: Knowledge and Kinship
Circulating Children, at Home and Abroad