Years of Conflict Adolescence, Political Violence and Displacement

Years of Conflict Adolescence, Political Violence and Displacement

Place: 
New York
Publisher: 
Bergbaban Books
Phys descriptions: 
xii,321p.
Date published: 
2010
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Editor: 
Hart, jason
ISBN: 
978-1-84545-528-6
Bar code: 
1038004
Call No: 
327.56 YEA
Abstract: 

Recent years have witnessed a significant growth of interest in the consequences of political violence and displacement for the young.  However, when speaking of "children" commentators have often taken the situation of those in early and middle childhood as representative of all young people under eighteen years of age.  As a consequence, the specific situation of adolescents negotiating the processes of transition towards social adulthood amidst conditions of violence and displacement is commonly overlooked.  Year of Conflict provides a much-needed corrective.  Drawing upon perspectives from anthropology, psychology, and media studies as well as the insights of those involved in programmatic interventions, it describes and analyses the experiences of older children facing the challenges of daily life in settings of conflict, post-conflict and refuge.  Several authors also reflect upon methodological issues in pursuing research with young people in such settings.  The accounts span the globe, taking in Liberia, Afghanistan, South Africa, Peru, Jordan, UK/Western Europe, Eastern Africa, Iran, USA, and Columbia.

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Date created: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018