'The girl is the core of life’: social reintegration, communal violence, and the sacred in Northern Uganda

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dc.contributor.author Shanahan, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Veale, Angela
dc.contributor.editor Maeland, B.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-07T12:06:53Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-07T12:06:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010-10
dc.identifier.citation Shanahan, F. and Veale, A. (2010) "'The girl is the core of life': violence and the sacred in social reintegration, Northern Uganda', in: Maeland, B. (ed.), Culture, Religion and the Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda, Geneva: New York : Peter Lang. isbn: 978-1-4331-0951-5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4331-0951-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7462
dc.description.abstract This chapter explores diverse community perspectives related to girls and young women formerly associated with the Lord’s Resistance Army, some of whom returned with children, in particular focusing on the use of cultural resources in social reintegration. The methodology consisted of in-depth interviews and focus group discussions with fifty participants—including Acholi Elders, Ajwakis (spiritual healers), local leaders and displaced never-abducted girls, women and men. A Grounded Theory analysis identified the following three categories; (1) Things Fall Apart—examining cultural constructions of ‘girlhood’ and the communal meanings of violence against girls, (2) Identity tensions presented by young mothers and their babies to the community of return, contributing to stigma enacted within specific social contexts and (3) The use of cultural resources in social reintegration. Culturally rooted community routines and practices are often overlooked but are central to a full understanding of social reintegration. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Peter Lang Publishing Inc en
dc.relation.uri https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/21438
dc.rights © Peter Lang AG, 2010. All rights reserved. This is the Accepted Manuscript that has been published in Culture, Religion, and the Reintegration of Female Child Soldiers in Northern Uganda, edited by B. Maeland. The original work can be found at: https://www.peterlang.com/view/title/21438 en
dc.subject Lord's Resistance Army en
dc.subject Girl soldiers en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Reintegration en
dc.subject Arned groups en
dc.subject Child soldiers en
dc.subject Abducted girls en
dc.subject Uganda en
dc.subject Sierra Leone en
dc.subject Stigma en
dc.title 'The girl is the core of life’: social reintegration, communal violence, and the sacred in Northern Uganda en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Angela Veale, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.veale@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2013-11-05T13:29:52Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication Geneva: New York en

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