The Resource The circulation of children : kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver

The circulation of children : kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver

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The circulation of children : kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru
Title
The circulation of children
Title remainder
kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru
Statement of responsibility
Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this ethnography, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver explores "child circulation," informal arrangements in which indigenous Andean children are sent by their parents to live in other households. At first glance, child circulation appears tantamount to child abandonment. When seen in that light, the practice is a violation of international norms regarding children's rights, guidelines that the Peruvian state relies on in regulating legal adoptions. Leinaweaver demonstrates that such an understanding of the practice is simplistic and misleading. Her in-depth ethnographic analysis reveals child circulation to be a meaningful, pragmatic social practice for poor and indigenous Peruvians, a flexible system of kinship that has likely been part of Andean lives for centuries. Child circulation may be initiated because parents cannot care for their children, because a childless elder wants company, or because it gives a young person the opportunity to gain needed skills." "Leinaweaver provides insight into the emotional and material factors that bring together and separate indigenous Andean families in the highland city of Ayacucho. She describes how child circulation is intimately linked to survival in the city, which has had to withstand colonialism, economic isolation, and the devastating civil war unleashed by the Shining Path." "Leinaweaver examines the practice from the perspective of parents who send their children to live in other households, the adults who receive them, and the children themselves. She relates child circulation to international laws and norms regarding children's rights, adoptions, and orphans, and to Peru's history of racial conflict and violence. Given that history, Leinaweaver maintains that it is not surprising that child circulation, a practice associated with Peru's impoverished indigenous community, is alternately ignored, tolerated, or condemned by the state."--Jacket
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Leinaweaver, Jessaca B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F3429.1.A9
LC item number
L45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Latin America otherwise.
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  • Indian children
  • Children
  • Indians of South America
  • Kinship
  • Adoption
  • Social structure
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Adoption
  • Children
  • Indian children
  • Indians of South America
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Kinship
  • Moral conditions
  • Social conditions
  • Social structure
  • Amérindien (peuple)
  • adoption
  • enfant
  • enfant
  • Kind
  • Waisenkind
  • Soziale Situation
  • Mobilität
  • Adoption
  • Kinderhandel
  • Quechua
  • Ayacucho (Peru : Department)
  • Ayacucho (Peru : Department)
  • Peru
  • Ayacucho
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The circulation of children : kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: moving children in Ayacucho -- Ayacucho: histories of violence and ethnography -- International adoption: the globalization of kinship -- Puericulture and Andean orphanhood -- Companionship and custom: the mechanics of child circulation -- Superación: the strategic uses of child circulation -- Pertenecer: knowledge and kinship -- Circulating children, at home and abroad
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780822341970
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)209334798
  • (OCoLC)ocn209334798
Label
The circulation of children : kinship, adoption, and morality in Andean Peru, Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: moving children in Ayacucho -- Ayacucho: histories of violence and ethnography -- International adoption: the globalization of kinship -- Puericulture and Andean orphanhood -- Companionship and custom: the mechanics of child circulation -- Superación: the strategic uses of child circulation -- Pertenecer: knowledge and kinship -- Circulating children, at home and abroad
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 225 pages
Isbn
9780822341970
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, 2 maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)209334798
  • (OCoLC)ocn209334798

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