Coming of Age on the Streets of Java

Coping with Marginality, Stigma and Illness

This book is based on almost five years of fieldwork with street-related communities in the city of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, between 2001 and 2015. The author inquires into children's and adolescents' coming of age on the streets and their remarkable social and emotional competences, instead of resorting to a dreadful discourse of pity and despair. The ethnography's multi-vocal narrative couples vivid accounts of ethnographic case studies and life stories with current theory on affect, emotion, empathy, structural violence or social interaction in the context of marginality, stigma and chronic illness.

"An outstanding analysis of a socially relevant phenomenon and a significant contribution that counters the politicized and media-dominated homogenizing discourse about 'street children' in Indonesia and other parts of the world. This book offers a highly compelling anthropological focus on the manifold meanings, experiences and practices of young people's life on the streets." (Hansjörg Dilger, Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, Free University Berlin)

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2017-01-26, 286 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3608-6

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Thomas Stodulka, Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

»It is an important contribution tostreet-related children, anthropology of emotions, anthropology of urban poverty, anthropology of HIV and AIDS, Indonesian/Java studies, and ethnographic fieldwork.«
Nathan Porath, Anthropos, 113 (2018)
Author(s)
Thomas Stodulka
Book title
Coming of Age on the Streets of Java Coping with Marginality, Stigma and Illness
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
286
Features
kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN
978-3-8376-3608-6
DOI
Commodity Group
1752
BIC-Code
JHMC JFSP2 JFSG
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC026000 SOC026030
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBSP2 JBSD
Release date
2017-01-26
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur
Readership
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Emotion Research, Childhood Studies, Pedagogy, Sociology, Psychology
Keywords/Tags
Emotion, Stigma, Marginality, Street Children, Indonesia, Ethnography, Empathy, Structural Violence, Social Interaction, Yogyakarta, Culture, Ethnology, Youth, Urban Studies, Cultural Studies

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