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%���� In addition it analyses the ‘becoming’,‘being’, and ‘unmaking’ of child soldiers. The book provides a broad overview on child soldiering as a global phenomenon, an introduction to the civil war in Sierra Leone, and an account of the author's research approach. Landon Pearson OC, Director, Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights, Carleton University, Canada, “Child Soldiers is a remarkable insight into the inner workings of armed groups in Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 war. Adobe PDF Library 11.0; modified using iText 5.0.4 (c) 1T3XT BVBA You do not currently have access to this article. application/pdf

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You will be asked to input your password on the next screen. Denov’s work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children’s roles in recent conflicts. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. You could not be signed in. She also explores the ways in which the children leave this world of violence and the challenges they face when trying to renegotiate their lives and self-concepts in the aftermath of war. Not only have millions of children been forced to witness war and its atrocities, but many are drawn into conflict as active participants. endobj Their weapons of choice were child soldiers. This book should become required reading for those interested in the study of child soldiers in civil wars.” “A captivating description of the abhorrent use of children as weapons in adult wars… Myriam Denov sheds light onto the daily challenges faced by children on the battlefield. The narratives of the Sierra Leonean youth demonstrate that their life histories defy the narrow and limiting portrayals presented by the media and popular discourse. East Asian government, politics and policy, International relations and international organisations, Latin American government, politics and policy, Middle East government, politics and policy, Russian and east European government, politics and policy, South Asian government, politics and policy, South-east Asian government, politics and policy.

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However, if you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. Create an account now. %PDF-1.5 Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service. Negotiating power: research on and by child soldiers 4. Taking children out of war is simple compared to the task of taking war out of children and, as this book brilliantly demonstrates, it is a task for which we are all responsible.” Your comment will be reviewed and published at the journal's discretion. 'Put dey gon don': the unmaking of a child soldier 7. The extensive use of child soldiers by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) augmented the brutality of the conflict and contributed to the severity of atrocities. Please note that this file is password protected. Child soldiers were heavily recruited in the Sierra Leone Civil War; a total of 11,000 are thought to have participated in the conflict. Cambridge Core offers access to academic eBooks from our world-renowned publishing programme. Robert Tynes, University at Albany/SUNY, H-Human-Rights. page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks. Drawing upon in-depth interviews and focus groups with former child soldiers of Sierra Leone's rebel Revolutionary United Front, Myriam Denov compassionately examines how child soldiers are initiated into the complex world of violence and armed conflict. Myriam Denov focuses on the lives and realities of a group of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, both boys and girls, and traces what happened to these children both during and following the eleven-year civil war.

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Recipe for rebellion: civil war in Sierra Leone 3. Children fought on both sides of the conflict. Women, Complex Victimhood and the War in Northern Uganda, Truth and Reconciliation in Sierra Leone and Peru, This journal provides original research articles, notes, commentaries, review articles, and book reviews in all areas…, Government and Opposition is one of the world's leading global comparative politics journals. Tragically, violence and armed conflict have become commonplace in the lives of many children around the world. <>stream After reading this book you will realize that inaction is no longer an option, we must act now to eradicate the use of child soldiers in the world!” For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was a rebel army that fought in the Sierra Leone Civil War, 1991–2002. William Reno, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Northwestern University, "Denov has provided an extremely valuable, detailed look at the process of the militarization of children during armed conflict.

completed by our partner Please check for further notifications by email. The civil war in Sierra Leone was one of the most startling cases of the use of child soldiers with an estimated 48,000 children as combatants, 80% of whom were between the ages of 7 and 14, Goes beyond mere description to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding the lives and realities of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Pays particular attention to the experiences and perspectives of girls and their post-conflict needs and realities, challenging the invisibility of gender in most academic and policy literature on armed conflict. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal African Society. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? 1 0 obj H��W�O�H�W�G[j�~ۖP$�ѷ=���SŝN���5�@z���ff��ډ�� ��c��g>v���������=�svq0Z>F���"�L�D ˔��̈�g��W�?nKv�z�|(��AA_���/��×� ��ɘ�Q���]�3����>埜 V\3!a���rV|e��s5,�bӂ}cJ��j�6IE΄J2vW����I��x¹d�To��k15����~'�Ph����==��ӾS��x�v[*B��O�Id[� D/�(* d�F��%#�u#$�ބ� �,��@�Et6�::şw�sV� ��?�yt�V��@��Q?��x���'� 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. endstream Listen to child soldiers, wounded,lost and working children tell their stories. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? This title is not currently available for examination. Warning: Some of the stories told involve violence. Please check your email address / username and password and try again. The RUF made extensive use of child soldiers, using horrific methods to numb their new recruits to barbarity. D:20150730120409 She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge where she was a Commonwealth Scholar. Poorly trained, immature and drugged, child soldiers would commit unimaginably horrific atrocities on a grand scale. MMAS Thesis Child abductions, limb amputations, cannibalism, forced sexual slavery, rape, torture, and executions were some of the major crimes leveraged against all sides of the conflict. This site uses cookies to improve your experience. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide, This PDF is available to Subscribers Only.

endobj Michelle Engeler, Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front, African Affairs, Volume 110, Issue 440, July 2011, Pages 515–516, Her research does, however, add much-needed flesh and blood to the popular images of child soldiers that currently circulate in the international community." As she states, the RUF case is too specific to make grand generalizations about child soldiering globally. On March 23, 1991 a rebel group in eastern Sierra Leone known as the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) ignited a civil war in that country that would last over ten years and ultimately result in the death of over 50,000 civilians.