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While some have critiqued anthropologists' apparent neglect of children as potential research subjects, several recent works have pointed out that far more research has been done on the anthropology of childhoods than many of us may realise. The idea of doing ethnographic research with children...
This paper reflects on the formation of peer groups among street children in Mumbai and upon the author's experience of ethnographic filmmaking with these children. Managing without conventional family structures, these children rely on a network of relations based on friendship, origins and...
Over the past decade or more, and especially since the end of 2007, a great number of rural migrant children in China have been sent back from the cities to their hometowns. Based on in-depth interviews and questionnaire surveys with children and their parents, this paper describes the...
Living on a fragile, isolated Pacific island presents a significant challenge for many children. Tensions emerge between their seemingly idyllic lifestyle, their desire to be connected to global child cultures and the demands of being the cultural custodians of their traditions. How they manage...
Wabula is a small coastal settlement in the south of Buton Island, Southeast Sulawesi Province, Indonesia. Its residents are at the periphery of contemporary Butonese society, which focuses on the district capital of Bau-Bau, immediately adjacent to an historic walled precinct widely represented...
James Scott's The Art of Not Being Governed is likely to rival Leach's Political Systems of Highland Burma for the distinction of being the most influential title on history and society in the uplands of Southeast Asia. Scott's sustained emphasis on hostile highland/lowland relations through...
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