Childhood, Youth Identity, and Violence in Formerly Displaced Communities in Uganda

  • Victoria Flavia Namuggala

Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  10. Back Matter
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About this book


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. 


construction of childhood human growth and development northern Uganda local indigenous approaches humanitarian assistance violence in poor communities

Authors and affiliations

  • Victoria Flavia Namuggala
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  1. 1.Makerere UniversityKampalaUganda

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96627-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96628-1
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