The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia
Utas, Mats, Anthropological Quarterly
Danny Hoffman, The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 320 pp.
Malaria in Insecure Spaces. The first time I heard of Danny Hoffman was at an international conference and it was a fantastic story. Some of the senior academics shook their heads at the risks he had taken, blaming it on his "youth"; but I was rather impressed. My reading was that surviving this situation was dependent on his skillful building of trust and mutual respect with his research subjects: rebel soldiers. Hoffman had caught a serious case of malaria while accompanying rebel soldiers deep into the Sierra Leonean bush. He was saved by rebels who …
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Publication information: Article title: The War Machines: Young Men and Violence in Sierra Leone and Liberia. Contributors: Utas, Mats - Author. Journal title: Anthropological Quarterly. Volume: 85. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2012. Page number: 581+. © Institute for Ethnographic Research Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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