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Author Kovats-Bernat, J. Christopher.

Title Sleeping rough in Port-au-Prince : an ethnography of street children and violence in Haiti / J. Christopher Kovats-Bernat
Published Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Summary In this ethnographic analysis of the cultural lives of children who are "sleeping rough" in Port-au-Prince, Kovats-Bernat expands the traditional bounds of anthropological thought, which have only recently permitted a scholarly treatment of "the child" as a valuable informant, relevant witness, and active agent of social change. Refuting the commonplace notion that street children are unsocialized, Hobbesian mongrels, the author finds these children adopt strategies to carve a social and cultural space for themselves on the contested streets of Port-au-Prince, individually
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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Subject Sociology, Urban -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Street children -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813040019 (electronic bk.)
9780813040011 (electronic bk.)