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Title:Categories Have Consequences: Street Children as Humanitarian Objects
Author(s):Karnik, Niranjan Subhash
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Star, Susan Leigh
Department / Program:Sociology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Anthropology, Cultural
Abstract:This dissertation ends by examining from an ethnographic perspective the ways that NGOs in Mumbai respond to the needs of street children. By looking at the functioning of the UN and NGOs committed to helping these children in India, it becomes increasingly clear that the humanitarian infrastructure and the category of street child move in tandem. By using theories developed by cultural studies researchers and scholars of classification and infrastructure, it is possible to show how the classification of street child functions through humanitarian infrastructure. Attention to classification and infrastructure has the potential to open a new avenue for the study of social suffering in childhood, as demonstrated in the final part of this project.
Issue Date:2003
Description:117 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3086094
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2003

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