The Resource Life on the Malecón : children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo, Jon Wolseth

Life on the Malecón : children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo, Jon Wolseth

Label
Life on the Malecón : children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo
Title
Life on the Malecón
Title remainder
children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo
Statement of responsibility
Jon Wolseth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Life on the Malecón is a narrative ethnography of the lives of street children and youth living in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and the non-governmental organizations that provide social services for them. Writing from the perspective of an anthropologist working as a street educator with a child welfare organization, Jon M. Wolseth follows the intersecting lives of children, the institutions they come into contact with, and the relationships they have with each other, their families, and organization workers. Often socioeconomic conditions push these children to move from their homes to the streets, but sometimes they themselves may choose the allure of the perceived freedoms and opportunities that street life has to offer. What they find, instead, is violence, disease, and exploitation -- the daily reality through which they learn to maneuver and survive. Wolseth describes the stresses, rewards, and failures of the organizations and educators who devote their resources to working with this population. the portrait of Santo Domingo's street children and youth population that emerges is of a diverse community with variations that may be partly related to skin color, gender, and class. The conditions for these youth are changing as the economy of the Dominican Republic changes. Although the children at the core of this book live and sleep on avenues and plazas and in abandoned city buildings, they are not necessarily glue- and solvent-sniffing beggars or petty thieves on the margins of society. Instead, they hold a key position in the service sector of an economy centered on tourism. Life on the Malecón offers a window into the complex relationships children and youth construct in the course of mapping out their social environment. Using a child-centered approach, Wolseth focuses on the social lives of the children by relating the stories that they themselves tell as well as the activities he observes. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolseth, Jon
Index
index present
LC call number
HV887.D652
LC item number
S268 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Rutgers series in childhood studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street youth
  • Street children
  • Child welfare
  • Social work with youth
Label
Life on the Malecón : children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo, Jon Wolseth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Outreach work -- Structural conditions -- Friendship and everyday violence on the street
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780813562889
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013005959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 4220781-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4220781
  • (Sirsi) o830668070
  • (OCoLC)830668070
Label
Life on the Malecón : children and youth on the streets of Santo Domingo, Jon Wolseth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Outreach work -- Structural conditions -- Friendship and everyday violence on the street
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780813562889
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013005959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 4220781-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4220781
  • (Sirsi) o830668070
  • (OCoLC)830668070

Library Locations

  • Architecture LibraryBorrow it
    Gould Hall 830 Van Vleet Oval Rm. 105, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Bizzell Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Boorstin CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Chinese Literature Translation ArchiveBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., RM 414, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    Felgar Hall 865 Asp Avenue, Rm. 222, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.205706 -97.445050
  • Fine Arts LibraryBorrow it
    Catlett Music Center 500 West Boyd Street, Rm. 20, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Harry W. Bass Business History CollectionBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • History of Science CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 521NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • John and Mary Nichols Rare Books and Special CollectionsBorrow it
    401 W. Brooks St., Rm. 509NW, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.207487 -97.447906
  • Library Service CenterBorrow it
    2601 Technology Place, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.185561 -97.398361
  • Price College Digital LibraryBorrow it
    Adams Hall 102 307 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.210371 -97.448244
  • Western History CollectionsBorrow it
    Monnet Hall 630 Parrington Oval, Rm. 300, Norman, OK, 73019, US
    35.209584 -97.445414
Processing Feedback ...