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Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Kamal Fahmi

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

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 ... More


The Beginning

Kamal Fahmi

in Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter describes the beginning, exploratory phase of the process in which street ethnography constituted the bulk of street work aiming at elucidating some of the realities of street children ... More


Street Work

Kamal Fahmi

in Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter provides available knowledge regarding a community organizing practice called “street work” that is little known and poorly understood with a meager and often sporadic and sketchy ... More


Participatory Action Research

Kamal Fahmi

in Beyond The Victim: The Politics and Ethics of Empowering Cairo's Street Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9789774160639
eISBN:
9781617971020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160639.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the major assumptions and values of PAR, as well as questions of ontology, epistemology, and methodology, and then discusses the limitations of PAR and some of the critiques ... More


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