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Negotiating identities : a study of the lives of street children in Nepal.

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Durham E-Theses Negotiating identities : a study of the lives of street children in Nepal. Baker, Rachel Georgina How to cite: Baker, Rachel Georgina (1998) Negotiating identities : a study of the lives of street children in Nepal., Durham theses, Durham University. Available at Durham E-Theses Online: http://etheses.dur.ac.uk/1052/ Use policy The full-text may be used and/or reproduced, and given to third parties in any format or medium, without prior permission or charge, for personal research or study, educational, or not-for-profit purposes provided that: • a full bibliographic reference is made to the original source • a link is made to the metadata record in Durham E-Theses • the full-text is not changed in any way The full-text must not be sold in any format or medium without the formal permission of the copyright holders. Please consult the full Durham E-Theses policy for further details. Academic Support Office, Durham University, University Office, Old Elvet, Durham DH1 3HP e-mail: [email protected] Tel: +44 0191 334 6107 http://etheses.dur.ac.uk NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES: A STUDY OF THE LIVES OF STREET CHILDREN IN NEPAL Rachel Georgina Baker Department of Anthropology University of Durham The copyright of this thesis rests with the author. No quotation from it should be published without the written consent of the author and information derived from it should be acknowledged. Submitted in partial fulfillment for the requirements of the degree of PhD March1998 1 AN 99q ABSTRACT NEGOTIATING IDENTITIES: A STUDY OF THE LIVES OF STREET CHILDREN IN NEPAL Rachel G. Baker PhD 1998 Recent decades have seen a plethora of research on 'street children', much of which approaches these children's lives as inherently problematic. Addressing the gap in anthropological analysis of Nepali childhoods, this study inspects the lives of 'street children', the vast majority of whom are boys, through comparison with poor housed children in both

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