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Horror and hope: (re)presenting militarised children in global North-South relations

Lee-Koo, Katrina


This article examines the (re)presentations of militarised children in contemporary global politics. In particular, it looks at the iconic image of the 21st century's child soldier, the subject of which is constructed as a menacing yet pitiable product of the so-called new wars of the global South. Yet this familiar image is a small, one-dimensional and selective (re)presentation of the issues facing children who are associated with conflict and militarism. In this sense it is a problematic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Third World Quarterly
DOI: 10.1080/01436597.2011.567005


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