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Author Namuggala, Victoria Flavia, author.

Title Childhood, youth identity, and violence in formerly displaced communities in Uganda / Victoria Flavia Namuggala.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource
Series Critical cultural studies of childhood
Critical cultural studies of childhood.
Springer Education eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents Intro; Series Editors' Preface; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Author's Positionality; Acronyms; Chapter 1 Introduction; Reference; Chapter 2 Overview: Childhood and Armed Violence; Childhood Amidst Armed Conflict and Displacement; Global Discourses on Internal Displacement; Brief Overview of Global Armed Violence; Armed Conflict and Forced Internal Displacement in Africa; Uganda's Political Contention and the LRA Insurgency in Northern Uganda; The Impact of Dominant Western Frameworks on Global South Childhoods; Feminism and Armed Violence; References
Chapter 3 The Construction of ChildhoodIntroduction; Historical Overview to Dominant Notions of Childhood; The Right to Childhood; Childhood in Africa; Government of Uganda's Perspective on Childhood; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Local Perceptions of Childhood, Youthhood, and Adulthood; Introduction; Reframing Knowledge from an African Perspective; Contextualizing Childhood in Northern Uganda; Contradictions Between Mainstream Western and Local Indigenous Constructions of Childhood; Shifting Safety Zones; Intersectionality and Childhood; Child Laboring for Survival
Reframing Young People's VulnerabilityPre-conflict versus Post-conflict Childhood in Northern Uganda; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 We Are What We Are Not; Introduction; Cultural Relevance of the Concept Youth; Education, Choice, and Identity; Youthhood as a Contributor to Violence; Feminist Critiques to the Youth Bulge Theory; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Girlhood, Violence, and Humanitarian Assistance; Introduction; Overview and Understanding of Humanitarian Assistance; Uganda and Humanitarian Assistance; The Nature of Assistance Provided to Returning Populations
Girlhood and ViolenceGovernment Efforts to Combat Violence Against Women and Girls; Post-conflict Conditions Contributing to Violence Against Young Women; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Young People's Agency and Resilience; Introduction; Contextualizing Resilience and Agency; Young Peoples' Experiences and Strategies During Displacement; Youth Experiences and Strategies in Areas of Return; Challenging Victimization; References; Chapter 8 Conclusion and Recommendations; Institutional and Structural Approaches; Final Word; References; Index
Summary This volume provides a critical assessment of the mainstream western childhood constructions and their impact to the developing world. Using African feminist and indigenous epistemological frameworks, the volume decolonizes the understanding of childhood, children, and youth. Specifically, the volume presents Global South contestations to mainstream western constructions by exploring alternative notions to standardized universal understanding of childhood. The author further deliberates childhood as a human right, exploring how armed violence hinders realization of such rights assessing humanitarian assistance during armed violence. Besides childhood, the volume explores the complex intersectional nature of youthhood and its cultural relevance to formerly displaced communities and how this manifests in access to and use of humanitarian assistance. .
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Identity (Psychology) in youth -- Uganda.
Youth -- Political activity -- Uganda.
Migration, Internal -- Uganda.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319966281 (electronic bk.)
3319966286 (electronic bk.)