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ERIC Number: EJ827708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Freedom, Revolt and "Citizenship": Three Pillars of Identity for Youngsters Living on the Streets of Rio de Janeiro
Butler, Udi Mandel
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v16 n1 p11-29 2009
This article investigates the experiences, identities and aspirations of children and adolescents living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, formed as they are around the conditions of exclusion, violence and discrimination. Significant here are experiences of "revolta"--revolt or rage--the aspiration for freedom through life on the street and the desire to be considered a citizen, like everyone else. The complexity of these experiences and aspirations in a society that continues to discriminate and curtail possibilities for social mobility are outlined. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil