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Beyond The Victim – The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children - Cairo Scholarship Online
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Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi


Street children—abandoned or runaway children living on their own—can be found in cities all over the world, and their numbers are growing despite numerous international programs aimed at helping them. All too frequently, these children are viewed solely as victims or deviants to be rescued and rehabilitated. This book draws on eight years of fieldwork with street children in Cairo to portray them in a much different—and empowering—light. The book argues that, far from being mere victims or deviants, these children, in running away from alienating home lives and finding relative freedom in the ... More

Keywords: street children, street work, Participatory Action Research, PAR, street ethnography, Egypt, Cairo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9789774160639
Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kamal Fahmi, author