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The RUF made extensive use of child soldiers, using horrific methods to numb their new recruits to barbarity. Listen to child soldiers, wounded,lost and working children tell their stories. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account? Robert Tynes, University at Albany/SUNY, H-Human-Rights. 2015-09-02T14:38:25-05:00 East Asian government, politics and policy, International relations and international organisations, Latin American government, politics and policy, Middle East government, politics and policy, Russian and east European government, politics and policy, South Asian government, politics and policy, South-east Asian government, politics and policy. This book deals with the topic of child soldiers, a phenomenon that has been known about for a long time and widely discussed in contexts all over the world, but has a particular significance for African studies. Warning: Some of the stories told involve violence. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen. You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. “A captivating description of the abhorrent use of children as weapons in adult wars… Myriam Denov sheds light onto the daily challenges faced by children on the battlefield. INFRASTRUCTURE AND PERCEPTIONS OF DEMOCRACY IN ZAMBIA: DEMOCRACY OFF THE RAILS, THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF BIAFRA SEPARATISM AND POST-WAR IGBO NATIONALISM IN NIGERIA, The complex choreography of agricultural biotechnology in Africa, South Sudan’s civil war: Violence, insurgency and failed peacemaking, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.

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Susan McKay, Professor of Women’s and International Studies, University of Wyoming, “When children speak and adults actually listen they make us think. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Acrobat PDFMaker 11 for Word

Register, Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The RUF was created by Foday Sankoh along with allies that included Abu Kanu, Rashid Mansaray, and most of the Mende ethnic group in the southern and eastern provinces of the country.

US Army Command and General Staff College 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.

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. To register on our site and for the best user experience, please enable Javascript in your browser using these instructions.

Recipe for rebellion: civil war in Sierra Leone 3.

Your review must be a minimum of 12 words. As she states, the RUF case is too specific to make grand generalizations about child soldiering globally.

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.

New battlefields.

Their weapons of choice were child soldiers. 'Put dey gon don': the unmaking of a child soldier 7.

Myriam Denov, McGill University, MontréalMyriam Denov is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University.

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.

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.”

Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war. application/pdf Create an account now.

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Child Soldiers is a detailed sourcebook for both scholars and practitioners who deal with violence, children, and civil war. 6 1 In addition it analyses the ‘becoming’,‘being’, and ‘unmaking’ of child soldiers.

Nowhere has this been more evident than in Sierra Leone during its 11-year civil war. Adobe PDF Library 11.0; modified using iText 5.0.4 (c) 1T3XT BVBA <>/Font<>>>/MediaBox[0.0 0.0 612.0 792.0]/StructParents 1/Rotate 0>> D:20150730120409 page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

endobj 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. Landon Pearson OC, Director, Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights, Carleton University, Canada, “Child Soldiers is a remarkable insight into the inner workings of armed groups in Sierra Leone’s 1991-2002 war. 4 0 obj 2015-12-24T04:03:30-05:00

She has captured the complexities of the child soldier issue through the unbelievable stories of Sierra Leonean youth. 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. Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission. Thank you for submitting a comment on this article.

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All rights reserved. completed by our partner 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.

Roméo Dallaire, Lieutenant-General (Retired); Project Leader, The Child Soldiers Initiative, “Denov’s work provides a shining example of too-seldom used participatory research methodology that actively involves those who are the focus of study – in this case, former child soldiers in Sierra Leone. reasons.

Denov’s work challenges conventional wisdom and will be an indispensable component in debates about children’s roles in recent conflicts. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) was a rebel army that fought in the Sierra Leone Civil War, 1991–2002.


MMAS Thesis Nearly half of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), and a quarter of the governmental armed forces consisted of children aged 8–14 years old.

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