This paper aims to explore some internal and external oppressive practices that create serious risks to the physical and psychological health of Palestinian children. The typical stories of three children interviewed at Jenin refugee camp are subjected to content analyis. This analysis also extends to the micro and macro social developmental context of these children (which they share with the entire child population of the camp). Key themes emerging from the analysis include the need to “redeem” grandparents and parents (depressed, preoccupied, without hope), intolerance of imprisonment and being coerced into confined spaces (which are invaded on a daily basis), the need for space to play in, the acceleration, through violence, of the rite of passage towards adulthood. The current conditions endured by the children of the refugee camp make you imagining a possible agreement to fighting groups in adolescence or adulthood. This does not mean that families encourage their children to engage in guerrilla warfare or other terrorist acts. The motivations leading to dangerous practices and risk factors are discussed.

Veronese, G., Said, M., Castiglioni, M. (2010). Growing-up Amidst Military Violence: Socio-Ecological Implication of Resilience in Palestine. Intervento presentato a: NATO Advanced Research Workshop (NATO ARW) Predictors of Opposition to Modernity and of Identification with Terrorism among Young European Immigrants MAR 19-20, Milan, ITALY.

Growing-up Amidst Military Violence: Socio-Ecological Implication of Resilience in Palestine

Guido Veronese;Mahmud Said;Marco Castiglioni
2010

Abstract

This paper aims to explore some internal and external oppressive practices that create serious risks to the physical and psychological health of Palestinian children. The typical stories of three children interviewed at Jenin refugee camp are subjected to content analyis. This analysis also extends to the micro and macro social developmental context of these children (which they share with the entire child population of the camp). Key themes emerging from the analysis include the need to “redeem” grandparents and parents (depressed, preoccupied, without hope), intolerance of imprisonment and being coerced into confined spaces (which are invaded on a daily basis), the need for space to play in, the acceleration, through violence, of the rite of passage towards adulthood. The current conditions endured by the children of the refugee camp make you imagining a possible agreement to fighting groups in adolescence or adulthood. This does not mean that families encourage their children to engage in guerrilla warfare or other terrorist acts. The motivations leading to dangerous practices and risk factors are discussed.
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political violence-trauma-childhood
English
NATO Advanced Research Workshop (NATO ARW) Predictors of Opposition to Modernity and of Identification with Terrorism among Young European Immigrants MAR 19-20
Veronese, G., Said, M., Castiglioni, M. (2010). Growing-up Amidst Military Violence: Socio-Ecological Implication of Resilience in Palestine. Intervento presentato a: NATO Advanced Research Workshop (NATO ARW) Predictors of Opposition to Modernity and of Identification with Terrorism among Young European Immigrants MAR 19-20, Milan, ITALY.
Veronese, G; Said, M; Castiglioni, M
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