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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.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. ii-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Acronyms
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Theory, Fieldwork, and Storytelling
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Chapter 2: A History of Violence
  2. pp. 22-36
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  1. Chapter 3: Reciprocity, Respect, and Becoming Established
  2. pp. 37-57
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  1. Chapter 4: Street Youth. Life on the Periphery
  2. pp. 58-78
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  1. Chapter 5: Life in Armed Groups
  2. pp. 79-100
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  1. Chapter 6: Life after Guns. Reintegration as Social Process
  2. pp. 101-126
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  1. Chapter 7: Conclusion. On Dominance and Discourse
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 133-134
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 135-138
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  1. References
  2. pp. 139-156
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 161-165
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813573502
Related ISBN
9780813573489
MARC Record
OCLC
982958315
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-26
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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