Children And Armed Conflict: Cross-disciplinary Investigations

Hardcover | August 15, 2011

EditorDaniel Thomas Cook

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Exploring the experiences of children encountering war and armed conflict, this book draws upon history, ethnography, sociology, literature, media studies, psychology, public policy, and other disciplines to address children as soldiers, refugees, and peace-builders within their social, cultural, and political contexts.

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Exploring the experiences of children encountering war and armed conflict, this book draws upon history, ethnography, sociology, literature, media studies, psychology, public policy, and other disciplines to address children as soldiers, refugees, and peace-builders within their social, cultural, and political contexts.

DANIEL THOMAS COOK is Associate Professor of Childhood Studies and Sociology at Rutgers University, USA. He is Editor of Symbolic Childhood and author of The Commodification of Childhood as well as a number of articles and book chapters on consumer society and childhood. He serves as an Editor for the journal Childhood.JOHN WALL is As...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:August 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230274439

ISBN - 13:9780230274433

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Broadening the Conversation; D.T.Cook & J.Wall
PART I: CONTEXTUALIZING CHILDREN'S ARMED CONFLICT HISTORICALLY
Girl Soldiers in World War; M.R.Higonnet
'What Good are the Words?': Child Memoirs and Holocaust Fiction; A.Kertzer
War Toys and the Transformation of Children's Introduction to International Violence; G.Cross
PART II: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S ARMED CONFLICT EXPERIENCE
Personal and Collective Psychosocial Resilience: The Implications for Children and Families who are Involved in War and Disasters; R.Williams & J.Drury
Effects of War Experiences among Internally Displaced Children in South Darfur: Clinical Implications; D.Morgos
Community Politics in Refugee Contexts: Young People, Networks and Decision-Making; C.Clark-Kazak
Children as Victims of War: The Moral Economy of Care; C.Watters
PART III: RETHINKING CHILDREN'S ARMED CONFLICT POLICY
Playing Catch with a Hatchet: Integrating Children's Knowledge into Post-War Peacebuilding; S.McEvoy-Levy
Protection of Children in Disaster and War; L.T.E.Sarrouh & N.Boothby
Child Soldiers: Protection or Responsibility; J.Rikhof
The Reintegration of Formerly Recruited Girls: A Resilience Approach; M.Wessells
Conclusion: Crossing Disciplines; J.Wall & D.T.Cook
Index