Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement

Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict and Displacement

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.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
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Edited by Jo Boyden Refugee Studies Centre, Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford; and Joanna de Berry
Reviewed by Siobhan McEvoy-Levy, Butler University

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Summer 2005
Pages 521-522
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2005.tb00277.x
Volume 39
Issue Number 2

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