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The child soldier in North-South relations

The child soldier in North-South relations

Macmillan, Lorraine ORCID: 0000-0003-4850-2838 (2009) The child soldier in North-South relations. International Political Sociology, 3 (1). pp. 36-52. ISSN 1749-5679 (Print), 1749-5687 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1749-5687.2008.00062.x)

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Abstract

This paper critiques the hegemonic constructions of child soldiers to be found in civil society and Anglophone media accounts. Close examination of these texts reveals that the discourse mirrors Anglophone imaginaries and preoccupations over childhood rather than the distinctive concerns of child soldiers themselves. It claims that the discourse accomplishes considerable political work in buttressing the international order between the global North and South. Furthermore, it asserts that the discourse operates as a site where wider Anglophone fears over the functioning of its personal, “private” sphere can be rehearsed and disciplined.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children, child soldiers, international relations, global North-South relations, post-colonialism, constructivism
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Applied Sociology Research Group
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of History, Politics & Social Sciences
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 15:47
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/23801

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