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Author Denov, Myriam S.
Title Child soldiers : Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front / Myriam Denov.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Author Denov, Myriam S.
Subject Revolutionary United Front -- Biography.
Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Interviews.
Life change events -- Sierra Leone -- Case studies.
Self-perception -- Sierra Leone -- Case studies.
Children and war -- Case studies.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Personal narratives.
Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Participation, Juvenile.
Sierra Leone -- Biography.
Sierra Leone -- Social conditions -- 1961-
Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-225) and index.
Contents Introduction: Child soldiers, iconography, and the (il)logic of extremes -- Children's involvement in war: the quandary of structure and agency -- Recipe for rebellion: civil war in Sierra Leone -- Negotiating power: research on and by child soldiers -- "Becoming RUF": the making of a child soldier -- "Being RUF": victimization, participation, and resistance -- "Put dey gon don": the unmaking of a child soldier -- New battlefields.
Summary "Tragically, violence and armed conflict have become commonplace in the lives of many children around the world. Not only have millions of children been forced to witness war and its atrocities, but many are drawn into conflict as active participants. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war. 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. 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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511680007 (electronic bk.)
0511680007 (electronic bk.)
9780511677502 (ebook)
0511677502 (ebook)
9780511681981 (electronic bk.)
0511681984 (electronic bk.)
9780511686474 (electronic bk.)
0511686471 (electronic bk.)
9780511682902 (electronic bk.)
0511682905 (electronic bk.)
9780511676475 (electronic bk.)
0511676476 (electronic bk.)
9780521872249 (hardback)
0521872243 (hardback)
9780521693219 (pbk.)
0521693217 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612536298
OCLC # 642206069
Additional Format Print version: Denov, Myriam S. Child soldiers. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521872249 (DLC) 2009054028 (OCoLC)498369813

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