This article focuses on the care of Malaysian children when they are not raised by their kins and examines two Malaysian community-centred in- stitutions for unattached or neglected children in Penang. It first describes how two women in charge of these institutions work, as well as the ethnic landscape they move within. Then, it analyses what principles of relation they perfect and enact. Finally, it considers the interaction between the two homes and some outputs of the Malaysian State to highlight what imagi- nation informs the caregivers and the state officers they relate to. It will be argued that the people who live in the two homes are powerful agents of the main social forces in Malaysia, and that they are not external or resistant ac- tors, nor necessarily unfortunate and marginal in spite of the fact that they learn to use their marginality as a means of survival.
Vignato, S. (2014). A Family Scene with Babies: Non-institutional Ethnic Child Fostering in Malaysia. ANTROPOLOGIA, 1(1), 83-104.
|Citazione:||Vignato, S. (2014). A Family Scene with Babies: Non-institutional Ethnic Child Fostering in Malaysia. ANTROPOLOGIA, 1(1), 83-104.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||A Family Scene with Babies: Non-institutional Ethnic Child Fostering in Malaysia|
VIGNATO, SILVIA (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|