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Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba


reviewed by Nadine Dolby — 2002

coverTitle: Children on the Streets of the Americas: Globalization, Homelessness and Education in the United States, Brazil, and Cuba
Author(s): Roslyn Arlin Mickelson (Editor)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415923220, Pages: 304, Year: 2000
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Children on the Streets of the Americas ambitiously brings together three broad themes—globalization, homelessness, and education---and focuses its analysis on three diverse nations of the Americas: the United States, Brazil, and Cuba. Roslyn Mickelson opens the edited collection with the depressingly familiar, and global, story of children on the streets. As she strolls the glittering boulevards of Rio de Janeiro on a balmy evening, Mickelson stops to admire the glamorous, indulgent bathroom fixtures in a store window.  In the window’s reflection, she watches as two 10-year-old boys prepare to bed down for the night in a cardboard box. The starkness of the contrast leaves her “agitated and frustrated” (p. 11), and, it appears, eventually leads to the publication of this book. The book is divided into six parts. Mickelson authors the introduction and conclusion—parts II-V include 19 chapters representing a broad spectrum of scholars from sociology, education, political science, and psychology, and a small number of practitioners. One of the strengths of the collection is its (seemingly) effortless ability to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 104 Number 5, 2002, p. 957-959
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10856, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 2:53:51 PM

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  • Nadine Dolby
    Northern Illinois University
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    Nadine Dolby is Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of Constructing Race: Youth, Identity, and Popular Culture in South Africa (SUNY Press, 2001). Her research interests include youth and youth culture, international education, race and identity, and globalization and education.
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