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Fighting for the rain forest : war, youth & resources in Sierra Leone

Author: Paul Richards; International African Institute.
Publisher: Oxford : International African Institute in association with James Currey ; Portsmouth, N.H. : Heinemann, 1996.
Series: African issues.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fighting for the Rain Forest' explores the roots of the civil war in Sierra Leone and its manifestations in the forests amongst the country's youth.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Richards; International African Institute.
ISBN: 0852553986 9780852553985 0852553978 9780852553978 0435074059 9780435074050 0435074067 9780435074067
OCLC Number: 230740822
Description: v-xxix, 198 pages : illustrations, maps, charts, tables ; 22 cm.
Contents: War in Sierra Leone: new barbarism in Africa? --
Insurgency in Sierra Leone: context, events & interpretations --
State recession & youth: the political culture of patrimonial decline --
Forest conversion: the making & re-making of forest society --
Bush war & primitive accumulation: the voices of young people --
Videos & violence: youth exposure to modern media --
Environment & violence: Is population pressure a likely cause of war? --
On the edge: state recession & social exclusion --
War, resources & the future: youth attitudes to forest insurgency --
War-peace transition: scope for citizen action --
Afterword: recent events --
Postscript: on hunters & martyrs: events, July 1996-December 1997.
Series Title: African issues.
Responsibility: Paul Richards.

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Examines the war in Sierra Leone as a crisis of modernity.  Read more...

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A perceptive, passionate and disturbing book which sheds light on issues of great current importance, far beyond the compass of the West African rainforest. - A.F. Robertson in JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENT Read more...

 
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