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Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Children in Street Situations

A Concept in Search of an Object

Authors: Lucchini, Riccardo, Stoecklin, Daniel

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  • Highlights the theoretical importance to the latest developments and their implications on the research on the lives of children in street situations
  • Provides analyses on children living in street situations from a qualitative perspective, linking obstacles to macrosocial and microsocial dimensions
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This book provides new insights on the lives of children in street situations by providing analyses from a qualitative perspective on the sociology of childhood. It proposes some insightful perspectives on the current discussion about the rights of children in street situations. It includes a unique selection of texts, which were initially published in French, written by the authors of this volume, on the lives of children in street situations in Latin America and China, that are now available to an English readership. It challenges obstacles, linked to macrosocial issues such as inequalities, images of the child, the separation of public/private spheres, urban dynamics and structural adjustments, as well as to microsocial dimensions such as identity, motivation, and activities that are constitutive of street situations. The book discusses the situations experienced by children, highlighting children’s reflexivity and strategies as social factors, and shedding new light on the debate “agency within structure”.                                               

About the authors

Riccardo Lucchini is Professor Emeritus in Sociology at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) where he has been Vice-Rector (1971-1975), Head of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (FSES) (1984-1985), President of the Commission on Teaching Evaluation (1999-2003) and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences in FSES (2001-2003). He has carried out extensive research in Germany, Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Uruguay, Mexico, Costa Rica and Honduras on topics ranging from the sociology of facism, drug dependency, children living on the streets and domestic violence, on which topics he has published widely.
Daniel Stoecklin is Associate Professor in Sociology at the Centre for Children’s Rights Studies of the University of Geneva (Switzerland). His areas of research and teaching are the sociology of childhood, children’s rights, children in street situations, child participation and the capability approach. Following his PhD on children in street situations in China, he has been involved with several international NGO projects in the field of children in difficult situations. He has also worked as an independent expert for the Council of Europe regarding child participation. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19040-8
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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-19039-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children in Street Situations
Book Subtitle
A Concept in Search of an Object
Authors
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-19040-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-19040-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-19039-2
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 307
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations
Topics