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ERIC Number: EJ773646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Choosing to Move: Child Agency on Peru's Margins
Leinaweaver, Jessaca B.
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v14 n3 p375-392 2007
This article links research into constructions of childhood and child agency to anthropological studies of young people's informal adoption and state involvement in family arrangements. It analyses the life history of a young Peruvian woman who deliberately chose to move into an orphanage. The multiple points at which individual and family plans and efforts are shaped by broader political economic matters are addressed in a discussion of how urban Andean families, and in particular their children, use local orphanages as a part of their strategies for individual and family advancement. (Contains 3 figures and 18 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru