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The Resource Child soldiers in the Western imagination : from patriots to victims, David M. Rosen, (electronic resource)

Child soldiers in the Western imagination : from patriots to victims, David M. Rosen, (electronic resource)

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Child soldiers in the Western imagination : from patriots to victims
Title
Child soldiers in the Western imagination
Title remainder
from patriots to victims
Statement of responsibility
David M. Rosen
Title variation
From patriots to victims
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Language
eng
Summary
When we hear the term child soldiers, most Americans imagine innocent victims roped into bloody conflicts in distant war-torn lands like Sudan and Sierra Leone. Yet our own history is filled with examples of children involved in warfare<U+0127> �from adolescent prisoner of war Andrew Jackson to Civil War drummer boys<U+0127> �who were once viewed as symbols of national pride rather than signs of human degradation. In this daring new study, anthropologist David M. Rosen investigates why our cultural perception of the child soldier has changed so radically over the past two centuries. Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination reveals how Western conceptions of childhood as a uniquely vulnerable and innocent state are a relatively recent invention. Furthermore, Rosen offers an illuminating history of how human rights organizations drew upon these sentiments to create the very term child soldier, which they presented as the embodiment of war's human cost. Filled with shocking historical accounts and facts<U+0127> �and revealing the reasons why one cannot spell infantry without infant<U+0127> �Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination seeks to shake us out of our pervasive historical amnesia. It challenges us to stop looking at child soldiers through a biased set of idealized assumptions about childhood, so that we can better address the realities of adolescents and pre-adolescents in combat. Presenting informative facts while examining fictional representations of the child soldier in popular culture, this book is both eye-opening and thought-provoking.--
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1944-
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Rosen, David M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • The Rutgers series in childhood studies
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  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Child soldiers
  • Children and war
  • Children
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Child soldiers in the Western imagination : from patriots to victims, David M. Rosen, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1. A Tale of Two Orphans -- Chapter 2. The Struggle over Child Recruitment -- Chapter 3. Child Soldiers in World War II -- Chapter 4. The Child Soldier in Popular Culture -- Chapter 5. Modern Child Soldiers -- Chapter 6. The Politics and Culture of Childhood Vulnerability
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ybp12629749
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9780813563725
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)922889357
Label
Child soldiers in the Western imagination : from patriots to victims, David M. Rosen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1076177
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Chapter 1. A Tale of Two Orphans -- Chapter 2. The Struggle over Child Recruitment -- Chapter 3. Child Soldiers in World War II -- Chapter 4. The Child Soldier in Popular Culture -- Chapter 5. Modern Child Soldiers -- Chapter 6. The Politics and Culture of Childhood Vulnerability
Control code
ybp12629749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780813563725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922889357

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