Asking, giving, receiving : friendship as survival strategy among Accra's street children
Mizen, Phil and Ofosu-Kusi, Yaw. (2010) Asking, giving, receiving : friendship as survival strategy among Accra's street children. Childhood: a global journal of child research, Volume 17 (Number 4). pp. 441-454. ISSN 0907-5682Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0907568209350511
This article considers friendship among street children in Accra. Drawing upon the findings of a three-year qualitative research project, the article argues that friendship is a neglected element of research yet cooperation, mutuality and exchange between friends are essential to street children's survival. Living within the extremities of the urban informal sector, the article considers the existence of a strong ethos of 'help' between friends and how street children go about the (re) creation of friendship around those aspects of their lives essential for their daily survival.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Street children -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions, Urban poor -- Ghana -- Accra -- Social conditions, Informal sector (Economics) -- Ghana -- Accra, Friendship -- Ghana -- Accra, Friendship -- Sociological aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Childhood: a global journal of child research|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||November 2010|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 441-454|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Catholic Action for Street Children (CAS), University of Warwick|
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