Street-Working Children and Adolescents in Lima

  title={Street-Working Children and Adolescents in Lima},
  author={Antonella Invernizzi},
  pages={319 - 341}
This article presents an analysis of children's work as part of their socialization process. Ethnographic material was collected in Lima (Peru) with street-working girls and boys as well as their parents. The text examines three questions: the diverse concepts of work, family and childhood; adult representations and norms that they pass on or aim to transmit to children through work; and the child's point of view regarding his or her work and the way in which it evolves with time, which is… 

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