01 September 2015 Published in SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY, CITIZENSHIP AND MARGINALITY Written by 

Makers and Breakers: Children and Youth in Postcolonial Africa

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Honwana A. and De Boeck, F (eds) Makers and Breakers: Children and Youth in Postcolonial Africa, James Curry, Oxford

This book addresses the stereotypic nature of analyses and practices regarding youths and children and the construction of their voice and power, thereby tacking the usual either ‘victim’ or ‘perpetrator’ categories in which they are quickly placed. It approaches youths and children as a social category, with agency that is context dependent and hence in some sense can be as powerful as any other category and yet in others can indeed be a victim. The articles in this book help the finding of entry points and thought processes around how to understand marginality and citizenship in different contexts and hence also how to intervene from an empowerment and accountability perspective

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