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The Resource Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen

Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen

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Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism
Title
Armies of the young
Title remainder
child soldiers in war and terrorism
Statement of responsibility
David M. Rosen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
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DLC
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1944-
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Rosen, David M.
Dewey number
355/.0083
Index
index present
LC call number
UB416
LC item number
.R67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Rutgers series in childhood studies
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  • Child soldiers
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Enfants soldats
  • Politique mondiale
  • Politique mondiale
  • Enfants soldats
  • Politique mondiale
  • Politique mondiale
  • Child soldiers
  • World politics
  • Kind
  • Soldat
  • Krieg
  • Terrorismus
  • Kind
  • Soldat
Summary expansion
Children have served as soldiers throughout history. They fought in the American Revolution, the Civil War, and in both World Wars. They served as uniformed soldiers, camouflaged insurgents, and even suicide bombers. Indeed, the first U.S. soldier to be killed by hostile fire in the Afghanistan war was shot in ambush by a fourteen-year-old boy. Does this mean that child soldiers are aggressors? Or victims? It is a difficult question with no obvious answer, yet in recent years the acceptable answer among humanitarian organizations and contemporary scholars has been resoundingly the latter. These children are most often seen as especially hideous examples of adult criminal exploitation. In this provocative book, David M. Rosen argues that this response vastly oversimplifies the child soldier problem. Drawing on three dramatic examples-from Sierra Leone, Palestine, and Jewish partisans of Eastern Europe during the Holocaust-Rosen vividly illustrates this controversial view. In each case, he shows how children are not always passive victims, but often make rational decisions that the one thing worse than fighting is not fighting. Historically, most children became soldiers because it was the only way possible to save themselves. With a critical eye to international law, Armies of the Young urges readers to reconsider the situation of child combatants in light of circumstance and history before adopting uninformed child protectionist views. In the process, Rosen paints a memorable and unsettling picture of the role of children in international conflicts
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Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and childhood -- Fighting for their lives : Jewish child soldiers of World War II -- Fighting for diamonds : the child soldiers of Sierra Leone -- Fighting for the apocalypse : Palestinian child soldiers -- The politics of age
Control code
ocm55981499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813535685
Lccn
2004016421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55981499
  • (OCoLC)55981499
Label
Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
War and childhood -- Fighting for their lives : Jewish child soldiers of World War II -- Fighting for diamonds : the child soldiers of Sierra Leone -- Fighting for the apocalypse : Palestinian child soldiers -- The politics of age
Control code
ocm55981499
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 199 pages
Isbn
9780813535685
Lccn
2004016421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o55981499
  • (OCoLC)55981499

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