The Militarised Lifeworlds of Children in Colombia

  • Johanna Higgs


This chapter looks at the broader context of the lifeworlds of children in Colombia. I illustrate some of the key factors that have come to shape the lifeworlds of children who join the FARC including poverty, inequality and violence. I explore how these factors interact to create the backdrop of the lifeworld of children who join the armed groups in Colombia. This chapter aims to show the factors that are specific to Colombia in shaping the lifeworld and ultimately show how the militarisation process of children begins in Colombia.


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  • Johanna Higgs
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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