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Title Minor omissions : children in Latin American history and society / edited by Tobias Hecht
Published Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 277 pages) : illustrations
Series Living in Latin America
Living in Latin America.
Contents Sketches of childhood : children in colonial Andean art and society / Carolyn Dean -- Model children and models for children in early Mexico / Sonya Lipsett-Rivera -- Historical perspectives on illegitimacy and illegitimates in Latin America / Nara Milanich -- Down and out in Havana : foundlings in eighteenth century Cuba / Ondina E. González -- Minor offenses : youth, crime, and law in eighteenth century Lima / Bianca Premo
The state, the family, and marginal children in Latin America / Donna J. Guy -- The child-saving movement in Brazil : ideology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Irene Rizzini -- How Haitian artists disclose childhood of all ages / LeGrace Benson -- Victims, heroes, enemies : children in Central American wars / Anna L. Peterson, Kay Almere Read -- August / Bruna Verissimo -- Children and contemporary Latin America / Tobias Hecht -- The children's rebellion / Cristina Peri Rossi
Summary Annotation Editor Hecht argues that the experiences of children in Latin American history are far more than forgotten "curios" in an otherwise well understood story, instead forming an integral part of Latin America that cannot be disentangled from "adult society." Predominately coming from the field of history (but including contributions from literature, religion, anthropology, and art) 10 essays and one short story explore the historiography of Latin American childhood. Topics include the competing sets of beliefs about model children among colonized and colonizing peoples; the impact of legitimate or illegitimate birth status on childhood experience the social rights bestowed on infants at an 18th-century Cuban orphanage; the relationships between crime, childhood, and the state; the impact of civil wars; and the relationships between society, art, and childhood. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Analysis Niños América Latina Historia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Children -- Latin America -- History.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung.
Form Electronic book
Author Hecht, Tobias, 1964-
ISBN 0299180336 (electronic bk.)
9780299180331 (electronic bk.)
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