‘I’m a Soldier’: Life Inside the Armed Group

  • Johanna Higgs


This chapter focuses on the final part of the militarisation process which is the children’s entrance into the armed group. I explore how the guerrilla groups use aspects such as ideology and violence to sediment the identity of guerrilla within their young recruits. The attachment process ultimately leads to their willingness to engage in violence, a needed tool for the guerrillas. This chapter shows how the militarisation process is finalised once the children enter into the FARC.


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  • Johanna Higgs
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  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia

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