Lost Kids

Lost Kids

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Children and youth occupy important social and political roles, even as they sleep in cribs or hang out on street corners. Conceptualized as either harbingers or saboteurs of a bright, secure tomorrow, they have motivated many adult-driven schemes to effect a positive future. But have all children benefited from these programs and initiatives? Lost Kids examines adults' misgivings about, and the inadequate care of, vulnerable children. From explorations of interracial adoption and the treatment of children with disabilities to discussions of the cultural construction of the hopeless child, this multifaceted collection rejects the essentialism of the qpriceless childq or qlost youthq ii½ simplistic categories that continue to shape the treatment of those who deviate from the so-called norm.21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 Another statistical survey of Aboriginal adoption in Manitoba found a ... Act of 1978: A Case Studyaquot; (PhD dissertation, University 70 71 Raven Sinclair, a€ Identity Lost and Found: Lessons Aanbsp;...

Title:Lost Kids
Author:Mona Gleason, Tamara Myers, Leslie Paris, Veronica Strong-Boag
Publisher:UBC Press - 2010-07-01


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