Life after Guns: Reciprocity and Respect among Young Men in Liberia

Life after Guns: Reciprocity and Respect among Young Men in Liberia

by Abby Hardgrove

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Life After Guns explores how ex-combatants and other post-war youth negotiated a depleted and difficult social and cultural landscape in the years following Liberia’s fourteen-year bloody civil war. Unlike others who study child soldiers, Abby Hardgrove’s ethnography looks at both former combatants and also the youth who were not recruited to fight. She focuses on the structural constraints and household and family organizations that either helped or limited opportunities as these young men grew into adulthood. Whether young men fought or not, and whether they had cultural capital before the war or not, family relations mattered a great deal in how they fared after the war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813573496
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 05/05/2017
Series: Rutgers Series in Childhood Studies
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

ABBY HARDGROVE teaches at Kipp Central City Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Table of Contents

Cover Page Series Title Copyright Page Dedication Contents List of Acronyms Chapter 1: Introduction: Theory, Fieldwork, and Storytelling Chapter 2: A History of Violence Chapter 3: Reciprocity, Respect, and Becoming Established Chapter 4: Street Youth. Life on the Periphery Chapter 5: Life in Armed Groups Chapter 6: Life after Guns. Reintegration as Social Process Chapter 7: Conclusion. On Dominance and Discourse Acknowledgments Notes References Index About the Author Read More in the Series

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