Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean

Front Cover
Bloomsbury, 1998 - Social Science - 247 pages
0 Reviews
On Third World streets or First World televisions, Latin America's children are seen but seldom listened to. Child labourers, street children and shanty town kids are portrayed in the West as helpless victims, passive, big-eyed and hungry, besieged by poverty and violence. However, this text argues that if you talk to the children themselves a different picture emerges - one of children as active, energetic and resourceful fighters, struggling to improve their lives, get an education, and earn a living. The book explores the lives of children through their own eyes and voices. It argues that child participation is both a right and a necessity if child-centred social programmes are to succeed. More broadly, harnessing the energy of children could help the region tackle pressing environmental and social problems. Duncan Green talks to children across the continent, watching them at work and play, on the streets or in the home. He interviews children in Brazil, Jamaica, Peru, Columbia, Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as teachers, welfare workers and other adults involved in their lives. He provides comprehensive background research to support his findings, while photographs illustrate the text.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References to this book

All Book Search results »

References from web pages

Between the Lines: Global Lives/International Issues
Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean Duncan Green $14.95 CDN (this edition available in Canada only) paper 1-896357-14-8 ...
www.btlbooks.com/ Search/ global_lives.htm

Hidden Lives - Boek - BESLIST.nl
Bekijk en vergelijk informatie, beoordelingen, vragen & antwoorden en de beste winkels voor 'Hidden Lives' op BESLIST.nl ▪ Boeken Engels ▪ specificaties, ...
boeken_engels.beslist.nl/ boeken_engels/ d0000815569/ Hidden_Lives.html

Libro - Duncan Green - Hidden Lives - webster.it
Hidden Lives. Duncan Green. Prezzo: € 173.03. Questo libro ha diritto alla spedizione gratuita. Leggi i dettagli. Disponibilità: Spedito normalmente in ...
www.webster.it/ book_usa-hidden_lives_duncan_green_cassell-9780304336890.htm

PII: S0261-3050(99)00006-6
Duncan, Green (1998), Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean,. Cassell (in association with LAB, Save the Children and rakdda ...
www.blackwell-synergy.com/ doi/ abs/ 10.1111/ j.1470-9856.1999.tb00141.x

Quick Money – Easy Money?
GREEN, Duncan: Hidden Lives. Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean. London: Save the Children UK,. Rädda Barnen, Latin America Bureau, 1998; ...
www.akte.ch/ uploads/ media/ Quick_money_easy_money.pdf

::Aceprensa:: En defensa de los niños que trabajan
En un artículo publicado en el Daily Telegraph (4-V-98), Duncan Green, autor del libro Hidden Lives: Voices of Children in Latin America and the Caribbean, ...
www.aceprensa.com/ articulos/ 1998/ may/ 13/ en-defensa-de-los-ni-os-que-trabajan/

About the author (1998)


Bibliographic information