Children as victims of war: the moral economy of care

Watters, Charles (2011) Children as victims of war: the moral economy of care. In: Cook, Daniel Thomas and Wall, John (eds.) Children and Armed Conflict: Cross-disciplinary Investigations. Studies in childhood and youth . Palgrave MacMillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke. ISBN 978023027443

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Violence, conflict, and war challenge everyday understandings about the 'nature' of children and boundaries of childhood. In the disruption and destruction of the lives of children, their families and communities, childhood itself transforms and takes shape. Children, like others, are both subject to the consequences of war and actively involved in many aspects of conflict. They are and have been fighters, victims, refugees, peace-builders and reasons both to enter into and to end wars. Children and Armed Conflict explores the multi-faceted ways in which children have encountered armed conflict, illuminating their varied historical and contemporary roles. This book moves beyond the child simply as either 'victim' or 'soldier' by examining children's experiences of armed conflict in their broader historical, sociological, anthropological, literary, cultural, psychological, and public policy complexities.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Sociology, Sociology of Childhood, Youth and Age, Social Development Studies, Ageing and Gerontology, Anthropology Social and Cultural Anthropology
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767.8 Children. Child development Including child rearing, child life, play, socialisation, children's rights
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ6385 The armed conflict. War and order
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