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Title:Children's cultures: some conceptual issues and research potentials in highland Eritrea
Author:Kifleyesus, AbbebeISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Journal of Eritrean Studies (Asmara)
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:97-126
Language:English
Geographic term:Eritrea
Subjects:children
anthropological research
Abstract:This article looks at the linkages between anthropological knowledge and the subject of children on the basis of field research conducted from 1998 to 2001 in the highland of Eritrea. The author first gives an overview of the study of children's cultures in the social sciences in general and anthropology in particular. He goes on to evaluate these approaches and suggests some problems that need to be addressed in order to understand the complexity of children's lives. The next sections pay attention to methodological and conceptual issues that are important for the study of children's cultures in highland Eritrea, where the social structure is highly stratified. The question 'where is the child's voice?' was crucial in the author's research. He argues that categories of children and youth are defined by arbitrary parameters and offers some thoughts on how to empower children's voices in future research. Bibliogr., notes, sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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