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Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front

Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front

by Myriam Denov
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ISBN-13: 9780521693219
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/25/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Myriam Denov is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Her research and teaching interests lie in the area of children and youth at risk, with an emphasis on war-affected children and juvenile justice.

Table of Contents

Introduction: child soldiers, iconography and the (il)logic of extremes; 1. Children's involvement in war: the quandary of structure and agency; 2. Recipe for rebellion: civil war in Sierra Leone; 3. Negotiating power: research on and by child soldiers; 4. 'Becoming RUF': the making of a child soldier; 5. 'Being RUF': victimization, participation and resistance; 6. 'Put dey gon don': the unmaking of a child soldier; 7. New battlefields.

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