Children and the Politics of Violence in Haitian Context

@article{Bernat1999ChildrenAT,
  title={Children and the Politics of Violence in Haitian Context},
  author={J. Christopher Bernat},
  journal={Critique of Anthropology},
  year={1999},
  volume={19},
  pages={121 - 138}
}
  • J. Bernat
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Sociology
  • Critique of Anthropology
An anthropology of children and violence must address the specific conditions under which children are more (or less) likely to be nurtured and protected, rather than abused, battered or exposed. The Lafanmi Selavi orphanage project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, provides a useful focal point for the anthropological reckoning of both concerns. Founded by Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1986, the program was instituted in order to provide housing, food, education and a political safe haven for numerous… 
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