Catalogue by titles / Abandoned Children

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-PRACTICE ENG-052
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Title Abandoned Children
Author PANTER-BRICK Catherine (Ed.)
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Date published/issue 00-00-2000
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Cambridge University Press, The Edinburgh Building, Cambridge, CB2 2RU, United Kingdom
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Page 231
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ISBN 0 521 77555 8
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Index Abandon-cause
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Armed-conflict
Refugee
Institution-child
Abandonment
Free text Articles by a number of authors on the situation of children labeled "abandoned" through analysis of historical developments in various countries of Western Europe; children separated from their families through war (the example of Mozambique); street children of Brazil; "rag-pickers" of Nepal. In "Nobody's children? A reconsideration of child abandonment", Catherine Panter-Brick presents the definition of "abandonment" as it is perceived through the "constructs and norms peculiar to contemporary Western society" and as it differs depending on the culture where the child evolves. In "Psychological perspectives of 'abandoned' and 'abandoning' street children", the authors present the image of children on the street or children mostly unaccompanied by adults in developing countries as erroneously conceptualized as "abandonment" in recent welfare literature which serves to discriminate against them. Heather Montgomery presents a different view of abandonment and child prostitution using the example of a Thai slum community that she studied. The cases of Bhutanese refugee children in Nepal is analysed, as well as the case of children in exile (the example of Chilean refugees in England).

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