Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Enfant en situation de conflit arme et de violence urbaine. Bibliographie annotée et signalétique

Tshikala K. Biaya. Enfant en situation de conflit arme et de violence urbaine. Bibliographie annotée et signalétique. Dakar, CODESRIA, 2003, 76 p., ISBN 9782869781184

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’The African state is unveiling itself as a violence-machine, not only in times of war, but also in times of peace...and is forcing children to occupy the spaces from which it has itself withdrawn.’Almost without exception, all the wars on the African continent of the last fifty years have implicated children as either victims or agents. More recently, war and urban conflicts, and the agency of children in these conflicts have fused; and violence has remained the constant phenomenon, being understood as the generic alternative to democratic processes. Moreover, child involvement in urban violence has been swept along on the curent of globalisation; the situations in Somalia, Congo Kinshasa, Congo brazaville and Johannesburg bearing resemblance to those of Bogota and Manila.

This bibliography introduces the most important texts from war studies, family, child and gender studies, and the political and social sciences, which pertain to the subjects of children in situations of war and urban violence. It gives prominence to Francophone African texts, the publications of international agencies and human rights organisations, as well as the key texts from within African studies. (In French)

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August 20 2002