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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
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 are they 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 Eastern Europe during the Holocaust-Rosen vividly illustrates this controversial view. In each case, he shows that children are not always passive victims, but often make the rational decision that not fighting is worse than fighting. 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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1944-
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Rosen, David M.
Dewey number
355/.0083
Index
index present
LC call number
UB416
LC item number
.R67 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Rutgers series in childhood studies
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  • Child soldiers
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • HISTORY
  • Child soldiers
  • World politics
  • Kind
  • Soldat
Label
Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
62215830
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 199 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813537832
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/ctt4jtb8n
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)62215830
Label
Armies of the young : child soldiers in war and terrorism, David M. Rosen
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
62215830
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 199 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813537832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtb8n
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)62215830

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