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Author Van Vleet, Krista E., 1965- author.

Title Hierarchies of care : girls, motherhood, and inequality in Peru / Krista E. Van Vleet.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (230 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps.
Series Interpretations of culture in the new millennium
Illinois scholarship online
Interpretations of culture in the new millennium.
Illinois scholarship online.
Note Previously issued in print: 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Drawing on a year of qualitative on-site research, Krista E. Van Vleet offers a rich ethnography of a group of young mothers in residential care in Peru. She pays particular attention to the moral entanglements that emerge via people's efforts to provide care amid the inequalities and insecurities of today's Peru. State and nonstate participants involved in the women's intimate lives influence how the women see themselves as mothers, students, and citizens. Both deserving of care and responsible for caring for others, the young women must navigate practices interwoven with a range of racial, gendered, and class hierarchies. Groundbreaking and original, Hierarchies of Care highlights the moral engagement of young women seeking to understand themselves and their place in society in the presence of circumstances that are both precarious and full of hope.
Audience Specialized.
Contents Young mothers, moral experience, and the politics of care -- Dimensions of precarity and possibility in Peru -- Shaping (modern) mothers in Palomitáy -- Dynamic selves, uncertain desires -- Making images, (re)visioning mothers (a photography workshop) -- Moral dialogues, caring dilemmas (a theater workship) -- Conclusion.
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Subject Teenage mothers -- Peru -- Cuzco -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Mother and child -- Peru -- Cuzco.
Cuzco (Peru) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version : 9780252042782
ISBN 9780252051647 (ebook)