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Childhood deployed : remaking child soldiers in Sierra Leone

Author: Susan Shepler
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Childhood Deployed examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on eighteen months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, the book argues that there is a fundamental disconnect between the Western idea of the child soldier and the individual lived experiences of the child soldiers of Sierra Leone. Susan Shepler contends that the  Read more...
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Shepler, Susan.
Childhood Deployed.
New York : NYU Press, 2014
(DLC) 2014002554
(OCoLC)863200889
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Shepler
ISBN: 9780814760192 0814760198 9780814760925 0814760929
OCLC Number: 879948896
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Youth in Sierre Leone --
Child Protection Deployed --
Learning "Child Soldier" across Contexts --
Informal Reintergrators, Communities, and NGOs --
Dinstinctions in the Population of "Child Soldiers": RUF and CDF, Boys and Girls.
Responsibility: Susan Shepler.

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Examines the reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. Based on 18 months of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years of follow-up research, this book argues that there  Read more...

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