The Lifeworld

  • Johanna Higgs


This chapter presents the lifeworld theory which is used as the theoretical structure for the thesis. I outline the basic elements of a lifeworld and explore how this can then be linked to children’s recruitment into the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) as well as how children take on militarised identities. I explore how the broader factors of the lifeworld in Colombia influence children’s identity, including knowledge, communication, gender, symbolism, shared histories, place and legitimacy.


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  • Johanna Higgs
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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