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.

Child Soldiers is a detailed sourcebook for both scholars and practitioners who deal with violence, children, and civil war. To register your interest please contact collegesales@cambridge.org providing details of the course you are teaching. Most were used for attacks on villages and on guard duty at diamond fields as well as guarding weapons stockpiles.

Today , about 2,000 are still left serving in the military of Sierra Leone. lecturers@cambridge.org.

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Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war.





It is analytically sophisticated and based on solid and innovative field research.

This book should become required reading for those interested in the study of child soldiers in civil wars.” Listen to child soldiers, wounded,lost and working children tell their stories.

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application/pdf 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. This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Their weapons of choice were child soldiers. 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.



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Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue William Reno, Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Northwestern University, "Denov has provided an extremely valuable, detailed look at the process of the militarization of children during armed conflict.

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Adobe PDF Library 11.0; modified using iText 5.0.4 (c) 1T3XT BVBA Children fought on both sides of the conflict. Your eBook purchase and download will be The civil war in Sierra Leone was one of the most startling cases of the use of child soldiers with an estimated 48,000 children as combatants, 80% of whom were between the ages of 7 and 14, Goes beyond mere description to provide a theoretical and conceptual framework for understanding the lives and realities of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, Pays particular attention to the experiences and perspectives of girls and their post-conflict needs and realities, challenging the invisibility of gender in most academic and policy literature on armed conflict. All rights reserved.

Poorly trained, immature and drugged, child soldiers would commit unimaginably horrific atrocities on a grand scale. Her research does, however, add much-needed flesh and blood to the popular images of child soldiers that currently circulate in the international community." If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly. Child soldiers were heavily recruited in the Sierra Leone Civil War; a total of 11,000 are thought to have participated in the conflict.

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The former will find an empirically rich contribution to an ongoing debate; the latter get further critical information regarding children's experiences with, and the gendered dimension of, demobilization programmes. Myriam Denov, McGill University, MontréalMyriam Denov is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University.

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Child abductions, limb amputations, cannibalism, forced sexual slavery, rape, torture, and executions were some of the major crimes leveraged against all sides of the conflict. No one who reads this remarkable book about the making and unmaking of child soldiers in Sierra Leone will remain unchanged. 2015-12-24T04:03:30-05:00

Children's involvement in war: the quandary of structure and agency 2. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Her lucid and scholarly exploration of processes of militarization and demilitarization is destined to become a prominent work among academics and practitioners in the field of child protection.”

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Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone refers to the roughly 10,000-14,000 children who fought between 1991 and 2002 in the Sierra Leone Civil War. The extensive use of child soldiers by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) augmented the brutality of the conflict and contributed to the severity of atrocities.

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Her research and teaching interests lie in the area of children and youth at risk, with an emphasis on war-affected children and juvenile justice.

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On March 23, 1991 a rebel group in eastern Sierra Leone known as the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) ignited a civil war in that country that would last over ten years and ultimately result in the death of over 50,000 civilians. %PDF-1.5 If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in.

Susan McKay, Professor of Women’s and International Studies, University of Wyoming, “When children speak and adults actually listen they make us think. Search for other works by this author on: © The Author 2011.

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6 Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war. Denov’s work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children’s roles in recent conflicts.

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