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Author Fujimura, Clementine K., 1965-

Title Russia's abandoned children : an intimate understanding / Clementine K. Fujimura with Sally W. Stoecker and Tatyana Sudakova
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 176 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction: Entering the Doorway to Abandoned Russia; Chapter 1 Institutionalized, Neglected Orphans; Chapter 2 Victims of a Failed System, or Cold Cultural Beliefs?; Chapter 3 Many Forms of Abandonment; Chapter 4 Moscow's Homeless Children; Chapter 5 The Lure of the City; Chapter 6 Domestic Violence Contributing to Child Homelessness; Chapter 7 Options for the Abandoned Child; Conclusion: Their World Still with Secrets and Sorrow; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Fujimura takes us across history and into Russian society, its orphanages and shelters, and along the streets of the nation to see how abandoned children are stigmatized and shunned. Readers come to understand how and why these children, left orphans by death or by choice, form their own culture to find power and to survive. This pioneering work on child abandonment looks at Russian society from a new angle: from the perspectives of abandoned youngsters and their caretakers. Based on direct observation of and interviews with abandoned children, this work shows why any effort to rescue these ch
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-170) and index
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Subject Abandoned children -- Russia (Federation)
Street children -- Russia (Federation)
Form Electronic book
Author Stoecker, Sally W.
Sudakova, Tatyana.
ISBN 0313068011 (electronic bk.)
9780313068010 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)