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Navigating terrains of war : youth and soldiering in Guinea-Bissau

Author: Henrik Vigh
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books., 2006.
Series: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through the concept of 'social navigation', this book sheds light on the mobilization of urban youth in West Africa. Social navigation offers a perspective on praxis in situations of conflict and turmoil. It provides insights into the interplay between objective structures and subjective agency, thus enabling us to make sense of the opportunistic, sometimes fatalistic and tactical ways in which young people  Read more...
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Vigh, Henrik, 1969-
Navigating terrains of war.
New York : Berghahn Books., 2006
(OCoLC)654263795
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henrik Vigh
ISBN: 1845451481 9781845451486 184545149X 9781845451493
OCLC Number: 64511072
Description: 258 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Mbuli the victorious : the micro-history of an Aguenta --
Perspectives and positions --
Becoming Aguentas --
Wars without enemies --
The social moratorium of youth --
Dubriagem and social navigation : constructing social trajectories through war --
Inhabiting unstable terrains : the everyday of decline and conflict --
From negritude to ineptitude : on horizons and broken imaginaries --
Recategorising men as children : bottom-up reconciliation --
Closure.
Series Title: Methodology and history in anthropology, v. 13.
Responsibility: Henrik Vigh.

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