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Adolescents and WarHow Youth Deal with Political Violence$
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Brian K Barber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195343359

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343359.001.0001

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Making Sense and No Sense of War

Making Sense and No Sense of War

Issues of Identity and Meaning in Adolescents’ Experience with Political Conflict

(p.281) Chapter 12 Making Sense and No Sense of War
Adolescents and War

Brian K. Barber

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on group interview data from Bosnian and Palestinian youth, most of whom had spent at least three of their teen years in the midst of severe and sustained political violence. The results illustrate the variability with which adolescents process their experiences with political violence and how the availability of explanatory meaning during conflict can shape their identity. The construct identity-relevant meaning systems is presented in order to capture the type of meaning that was revealed in these interviews.

Keywords:   youth, adolescents, war, political violence, identity-relvant meaning systems

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