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Russia's Abandoned Children: An Intimate Understanding
Fujimura takes us across history and into Russian society, its orphanages and shelters, and along the streets of the nation to see how abandoned children are stigmatized and shunned. Readers come to understand how and why these children, left orphans by death or by choice, form their own culture to find power and to survive. This pioneering work on child abandonment looks ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Praeger Publishers
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This book is well worth reading if you're interested in children's issues in Russia. Fujimura writes clearly about the causes that lead to so many children being abandoned, and how they spend their lives in institutions and/or on the street. She provides good insight into the government's response (or lack thereof) and societal prejudices against abandoned children, and a variety of other challenges that need to be overcome in order to deal more appropriately with abandoned children.