Siobhan McEvoy-Levy, Professor of Political Science at Butler University, reviews Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement, by Jo Boyden and Joanna de Berry. The book is about the experience of minors in conflict as well as how they shape culture, society, and war. The book emphasizes that while minors are some of the most vulnerable in conflict, they are still able and outlines some strategies youth use to cope with the situation. There is also an interesting emphasis on gender, which includes discussion of adolescent girls and sexual violence and trafficking.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00277.x/abstract