Child, soldier, child soldier - the implications of the construction of 'child' and 'child soldier' for rehabilitation practices in Northern Uganda

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Child, soldier, child soldier - the implications of the construction of 'child' and 'child soldier' for rehabilitation practices in Northern Uganda
Author(s) Huttunen, Marjukka
Date 2011
English abstract
This paper investigates the view that non-governmental organizations have on childhood and child soldiers, and what its implications on the rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers can be. Four documents produced by the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers are examined by using qualitative discourse analysis. Postcolonial theory and new sociology of childhood are the main theoretical frameworks applied to the study. The study finds that the documents share a certain view of childhood, and that the aim of rehabilitation is to reproduce the child in that image. As the discourse may not be shared with local community, it is necessary to become aware of the different discourses and attempt to reconcile them.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) child soldier
discourse
Uganda
NGO
postcolonialism
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12012 (link to this page)

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