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Rejection and resilience: returning from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda

Allen, Tim, Atingo, Jackline and Parker, Melissa (2021) Rejection and resilience: returning from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda. Civil Wars, 24 (2 - 3). 357 - 384. ISSN 1369-8249

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13698249.2022.2015195


This article focuses on young people who returned from the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda, mostly as children, over ten years ago. They are, by definition, resilient, because they have survived, but there are important variations. For the most part, those who managed to gain status in the LRA, are those most likely to present themselves as ‘resilient’ according to notions of self-reliance and entrepreneurialism. The majority are not in this position. They are mainly living in rural locations, and commonly face social rejection and extreme poverty. Supporting normative models of resilience has exacerbated deprivation of the most vulnerable.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2021 16:54
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 07:00

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