ISBN: 1592213405

First century. In Africa youth are portrayed as perpetrators and victims in civil conflict, leaders and led in political and religious movements, innovators and dupes in globalized culture. · · This collection The “problem” of youth is presented as one of the great challenges of the twenty-navigates through stereotypes of “victim” and “perpetrator,” taking on themes of youth agency and the constructed nature of youth as a social category. · It presents a new portrait of youth encompassing transition to a socially recognized adulthood, and an identity with its own social and cultural forms. Contents: Introduction: Children & Youth in Africa by Alcinda Honwana & Filip de Boeck I CHILDREN & YOUTH IN A GLOBAL ERA Reflections on youth, from the past to the postcolony by Jean & John Comaroff II THE PAIN OF AGENCY, THE AGENCY OF PAIN Child-soldiers as interstitial & tactical agents by Alcinda Honwana- Young women in the Liberian civil war by Mars Utas- Conceptions of pain & children’s expressions of pain in Southern Africa by Pamela Reynolds- Consciousness, affliction & alterity in urban East Africa by Brad Weiss III CHILDREN, YOUTH & MARGINALITY: IN & OUT OF PLACE The forbidden masquerades of Oku youth & women by Nicolas Argenti- Song, choirs & youth in Botswana by Deborah Durahm IV PAST THE POSTCOLONY? Youth culture & violence in Sierra Leone by Ibrahim Abdullah- Children & witchcraft in the Democratic Republic of Congo by Filip de Boeck- Youth & street culture in urban Africa: Addis Ababa, Dakar & Kinshasa by Tshikala Biaya- Afterword by Mamadou Diouf

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  • Publisher : Africa World Press (August 1, 2005)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 324 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1592213405
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1592213405
  • Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
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