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ERIC Number: EJ906235
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Asking, Giving, Receiving: Friendship as Survival Strategy among Accra's Street Children
Mizen, Phillip; Ofosu-Kusi, Yaw
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n4 p441-454 Nov 2010
This article considers friendship among street children in Accra. Drawing upon the findings of a three-year qualitative research project, the article argues that friendship is a neglected element of research yet cooperation, mutuality and exchange between friends are essential to street children's survival. Living within the extremities of the urban informal sector, the article considers the existence of a strong ethos of "help" between friends and how street children go about the (re) creation of friendship around those aspects of their lives essential for their daily survival. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana