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Fighting for the Rain Forest: War, Youth and Resources in Sierra Leone
Do small wars in Africa manifest a 'new barbarism'? What appears as random, anarchic violence is no such thing. The terrifying military methods of of Sierra Leone's soldiers may not fir conventionalExpand
To fight or to farm? Agrarian dimensions of the Mano River conflicts (Liberia and Sierra Leone)
The wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone have been linked to the condition of urbanized youth. Recent research in southeastern Sierra Leone and northwestern Liberia suggests the rural context is ofExpand
No Peace No War: An Anthropology of Contemporary Armed Conflicts
Obituary of Bernhard Helander by Ioan Lewis & Hugh Beach - New war: an ethnographic approach by Paul Richards - Political Violence in Cambodia & the Khmer Rouge 'genocide' by Jan Ovesen - DealingExpand
Indigenous Agricultural Revolution
Sharing seed and knowledge: farmer to farmer dissemination of agroforestry technologies in western Kenya
Although there’s increasing emphasis on farmer-led extension in rural development, very few studies have been done to understand the social processes involved. This study was undertaken to identifyExpand
Adopters, testers or pseudo-adopters? Dynamics of the use of improved tree fallows by farmers in western Kenya
Abstract Although there has been increasing research on the adoption of agroforestry technologies over the last decade, few such studies have assessed uptake over a long period and many are based onExpand
Converts to Human Rights? Popular Debate About War and justice in Rural Central Sierra Leone
Abstract Internationally, war in Sierra Leone (1991–2002) is regarded as an instance of violent conflict driven by economic factors (attempts to control the mining of alluvial diamonds). FieldworkExpand
'Why We Fight': Voices of Youth Combatants in Sierra Leone
Young people are the major participants in most wars. In the African civil wars of the last twenty years combatants have become increasingly youthful. Some forces are made up largely of youngExpand
Cultivation: knowledge or performance?
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