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Everyday Ruptures: Children, Youth, and Migration in Global Perspective Paperback – April 15, 2011
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I enjoyed the insights and discourse on how family roles differ from place to place on this earth, and what it means to be a child, parent, extended relative, or non-related caregiver.
I was sad to read about adults unable to fulfill all the responsibilities their society dictated for their roles. The book describes the choices they made and the effects it had on everyone, at least for the duration of the study.
More than half the time I was uplifted by the resilience of the children, how they dealt with their situations, and thrived despite growing up in what their society would consider not normal.
I found it a deep book. I was glad it did not assume to have answers or an agenda. It gave me plenty of food for thought.
The language was a little academic for my taste. I was rewarded for my efforts with inspirational examples of how normal people survive in difficult situations.