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Title:Street Kids in Search of Humanization: Expanding Dominant Narratives Through Critical Ethnography and Stories of Lived Experience
Author(s):Diversi, Marcelo
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Reed Larson
Department / Program:Human and Community Development
Discipline:Human and Community Development
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Theory and Methods
Abstract:This study draws on social theories such as critical theory and poststructuralism to deconstruct the current dominant narratives about street kids in large urban centers in Brazil, as well as to ground the method of this study: critical ethnography. The writing genre I chose to represent the street kids I met during my fieldwork, from 1994 to 1996, is short stories. My main goal in the 14 short stories I write here is to show these kids daily struggle for survival and dignity, to offer a glimpse into their lived experiences, to invite others to feel, if only for a brief moment, what it is to be a street child in Campinas, Brazil. I see this study as a small first step toward expanding the narratives and imaginations about street kids, toward inviting more people to relate to these kids in more touching, experiential ways.
Issue Date:1998
Description:210 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9834668
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:1998

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