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The myth of international protection : war and survival in Congo

Author: Claudia Seymour
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: California series in public anthropology
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book covers more than a decade of child protection work and ethnographic field research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It tells two stories: one of the entrenched violences survived by young people and their daily struggles to cope with deepening poverty and blocked aspirations; the other, a personal journey that begins with the will to do good and ends with the realization of how international aid  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Seymour, Claudia, 1976-
Myth of international protection.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018037835
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Seymour
ISBN: 0520971418 9780520971417
OCLC Number: 1051777623
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A beginning --
Outrages in Congo --
Surviving violence --
Embodying violence --
Navigating violence --
Meanings of violence --
The myth of international protection.
Series Title: California series in public anthropology
Responsibility: Claudia Seymour.
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"This book covers more than a decade of child protection work and ethnographic field research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It tells two stories: one of the entrenched violences survived by young people and their daily struggles to cope with deepening poverty and blocked aspirations; the other, a personal journey that begins with the will to do good and ends with the realization of how international aid contributes to greater harm. It offers a new perspective to reframe how the world sees the DRC, and urges global audiences to consider their own roles in fueling the DRC's otherwise endless violence"--Provided by publisher.

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