In the last 30 years, street children and youth have received significant international attention, yet we are told they are still consistently being failed in being able to access their rights (van Blerk, 2014). A significant body of research has developed, moving away from attempts to define and count numbers of street children to investigating their lives (Aptekar and Stoecklin, 2014). Research has identified that young people who are connected with the streets spend much of their daily life creatively using the city for survival, fluidly working, sleeping and engaging recreationally in the city. A now diverse literature explores the daily minutiae of street youth’s lives, including their lifestyles, reasons for being on the streets, survival strategies, subcultures and identity (Aptekar, 1988; Hecht, 1998; Beazley, 2002, 2003; van Blerk, 2006).
|Title of host publication||Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice|
|Subtitle of host publication||Mapping and Making Spaces of Childhood|
|Editors||Matej Blazek, Peter Kraftl|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Studies in Childhood and Youth|