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Children's understanding of the war in Iraq: Views from Britain and Bosnia

Becirevic, Majda; Roberts, Ron and Baker, Tracy (2009). Children's understanding of the war in Iraq: Views from Britain and Bosnia. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 14(1) pp. 17–30.

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Sixty-one children (aged 9-17) from the United Kingdom (31) and Bosnia (30) were interviewed about the war in Iraq. Significant differences emerged in their views of the war. The Bosnian children were more affected by the Iraq War, more aware of who is involved in it, had different views about its causes, viewed the consequences of the war with greater gravity, and expressed a greater desire to end war and have peace. Two factors which might account for these differences - recent Bosnian history and the nature of media representations of the war in the two countries - are discussed.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1364-436X
Keywords: Bosnia and Hercegovina; children's perspectives; United Kingdom; war
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 15249
Depositing User: Majda Becirevic
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2009 12:25
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 19:13
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