The making and unmaking of child soldiers in Sierra Leone

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Revolutionary United Front -- Biography, Child soldiers -- Sierra Leone -- Interviews, Life change events -- Sierra Leone -- Case studies, Self-perception -- Sierra Leone -- Case studies, Children and war -- Case studies, Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Personal narratives, Sierra Leone -- History -- Civil War, 1991-2002 -- Participation, Juvenile, Sierra Leone -- Biography, Sierra Leone -- Social conditions --
Statementby Myriam Denov.
GenreInterviews, Case studies, Personal narratives, Biography
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LC ClassificationsDT516.827 .D46 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24013803M
ISBN 139780521872249, 9780521693219
LC Control Number2009054028

The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier. In earlywhen I I was separated from my family as the Sierra Leone civil war, which began two. While this volume focuses on the well-known case of child soldiers in Sierra Leone, it speaks to the larger concerns of childhood studies with a detailed ethnography of people struggling over the situated meaning of the categories of offers an example of the cultural politics of childhood in action, in which the very definition of childhood is at stake and an important site of 5/5(1).

'Child Soldiers is a remarkable insight into the inner workings of armed groups in Sierra Leone's – war. It is analytically sophisticated and based on solid and innovative field research.

Denov's work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children's roles in recent by:   Through the use of a life-history approach, this paper examines the making and unmaking of two Sierra Leonean child soldiers, one female and one male, in relation to the militarization of social systems and subsequent efforts to The making and unmaking of child soldiers in Sierra Leone book belligerent social by: Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its year civil war.

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. The book provides a broad overview on child soldiering as a global phenomenon, an introduction to the civil war in Sierra Leone, and an account of the author's research approach.

In addition it analyses the ‘becoming’,‘being’, and ‘unmaking’ of child soldiers. Turnings and Epiphanies: Militarization, Life Histories, and the Making and Unmaking of Two Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone May Journal of Youth Studies 10(2)   ChildhoodDeployed examinesthe reintegration of former child soldiers in Sierra Leone.

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Based on eighteenmonths of participant-observer ethnographic fieldwork and ten years offollow-up research, the book argues that there is a fundamental disconnectbetween the Western idea of the child soldier and the individual livedexperiences of the child soldiers of Sierra : Susan Shepler.

The process of reintegrating child soldiers is called Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR). Children fought on both sides of the conflict. Nearly half of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), and a quarter of the governmental armed forces consisted of children aged 8–14 years old.

Childhood Deployed is a well-written and accessible account of a set of highly complicated issues. Based on her almost three decades of ethnographic research and other involvements in Sierra Leone, author Susan Shepler analyzes the implications of the participation of minors in Sierra Leone’s infamous civil war and the challenges to their postconflict reintegration.

Through the use of a life-history approach, this paper examines the making and unmaking of two Sierra Leonean child soldiers, one female and one male, in relation to the militarization of social systems and subsequent efforts to demobilize belligerent social groups.

"Child Soldiers is a remarkable insight into the inner workings of armed groups in Sierra Leone's war. It is analytically sophisticated and based on solid and innovative field research. Denov's work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children's roles in recent s: 3.

The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier- Ishmael Beah Sometimes I feel that living in New York City, having a good family and friends, and just being alive is a dream, that perhaps this second life of mine isn’t really happening.

BOOK REVIEW Child Soldiers: Sierra Leone’s Revolutionary United Front By Myriam Denov Published by: Cambridge University Press, ISBN Reviewed by Christine Cubitt* Sierra Leone’s civil war was infamous for the brutal nature of the violence committed.

Ishmael Beah was a child soldier for the Sierra Leone Armed Services during the civil war with the RUF, the Revolutionary United Front, known as the rebels.

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In order to analyze the ‘making’ and ‘unmaking’ of child soldiers, Myriam Denov conducted in-depth interviews and focus group discussions in and with seventy six Sierra Leonean children who were associated with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) during Sierra Leone’s civil war.

Sierra Leone is launching a five-year program to combat the recruitment of child soldiers and run child soldier prevention programs in local.

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In: The Powerful Presence of the Past. Author: Susan Shepler. Page Count: – M. Denov, The Making and Unmaking of Child Soldiers in Sierra Leone (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). Reports indicate that during the conflict children in Sierra Leone were systematically injected with cocaine.

“Child Soldiers is a remarkable insight into the inner workings of armed groups in Sierra Leone’s war. It is analytically sophisticated and based on solid and innovative field research. Denov’s work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children’s roles in recent conflicts.

The making and unmaking of child soldiers in Sierra Leone / by Myriam Denov. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN – ISBN (pbk.) 1. Child soldiers – Sierra Leone – Interviews. Revolutionary United Front – Biography. Sierra Leone – History – Civil War, – – Personal.

Contributor biographical information for The making and unmaking of child soldiers in Sierra Leone / by Myriam Denov. Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog Biographical text provided by the publisher (may be.

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Chapter 5 explores what it was like to be a child soldier for the RUF, and chapter 6 concludes the journey of a child soldier by describing the “unmaking” process. The text ends with chapter 7, in which Denov explains that the “unmaking” of child soldiers in Sierra Leone continues and that the country remains constrained by many of the.

Take the case of the former Sierra Leone child soldier Ishmael Beah. After being caught in the center of a vicious civil war in Sierra Leone, Ishmael was forced to become a child soldier.

Years later he was taken to a rehabilitation center and has gone to become a semi-famous musician. Inthe Sierra Leone Civil War started. Rebels invaded Beah's hometown, Mogbwemo, located in the Southern Province of Sierra Leone, and he was forced to flee.

Separated from his family, he spent months wandering south with a group of other boys. At the age of 13, he was forced to become a child soldier. The book "Blood Diamonds" written by Greg Campbell is a great book that really opens up your eyes to see what has been happening in Sierra Leone in the 90s and s.

"Blood Diamonds" really shone light onto the issue bringing more awareness to it, just like the move did as-well/5().

Examines why many governments, rebels, and terrorist organizations are using children as e the supposed taboo against the practice, many governments, rebels, and terrorist groups use children in war to spy and kill.

In Tools of War, Tools of State, Robert Tynes examines this complex problem, demonstrating that the modern use of children in war is a tactical innovation. In his memoir, A Long Way Gone, Beah recounted his brutal life as a child soldier and how he got from Sierra Leone to Oberlin College by way of the first novel follows a young African back to his battered homeland, tracing a community’s efforts to rebuild and move on despite war’s aftermath, petty crime, and the looming threat of a mining company with designs on the village.

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Erin Axson ENG The Discussion of “The Making and Unmaking of a Child Soldier” by Ishmael Beah The story “The Making and Unmaking of a Child Solider” is an insightful look into the life of a child drawn into the horror of war, yet still managing to survive.Moussa, 15, ex child soldier from Sierra Leone (2).

Definition of Child Soldier. A child soldier is a human being less than 18 years old, recruited by an army or simply participating in an armed conflict. In certain societies, children are considered adults from the age of 14 or This assignment has students read "The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier" an article that first appeared in The New York Times.

It's Ishmael Beah's firsthand account of his experience as a child soldier forced to fight in Sierra Leone in the late 90s. (The article was later turned into the.