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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.
Imprint Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2006.

Author Kovats-Bernat, J. Christopher.
Subject Street children -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Port-au-Prince (Haiti) -- Social conditions.
Sociology, Urban -- Haiti -- Port-au-Prince.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 233 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index.
Note Print version record.
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
Contents Cover; Table of Contents ix; List of Illustrations xi; List of Tables xii; Preface xiii; List of Abbreviations xvii; Introduction 1; Ti Amos 19; 1 Salon Pèp: Street Life and Society in Port-au-Prince 24; Bèl Marie 63; 2 Ritus Ruptus: The Street as a Site of Passage 68; Blak Lovli 79; 3 Zenglendinaj e Arimaj: The Street-Child "Problem" and the Paramilitary Solution 83; Michel 105; 4 Violenz Lari: The Violence of the Street Economy from Below 108; Tifrè 142; 5 Lafanmi Selavi: "The Family Is Life" 144; Dezalin 179; 6 Aprè Dans, Tanbou Lou: After the Dance, the Drum Is Heavy 183.
7 All That We Know: The Poorest Countries and the State of the World 195Notes 213; Bibliography 217; Index 225.
Note English.
ISBN 9780813040011 (electronic bk.)
0813040019 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 747426579
Additional Format Print version: Kovats-Bernat, J. Christopher. Sleeping rough in Port-au-Prince. Gainesville, FL : University Press of Florida, ©2006 0813030099 (DLC) 2006049838 (OCoLC)70483897

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