Images of children at war, such as the three examples below, often provoke complex and intense emotions:
Nine year old Fulla Shahaibar was on the roof of her home in central Gaza City with her cousins — brothers Jihad, 11, and Waseem, 9 — when the building was hit by a missile. The family said no warnings were given. Another cousin, Basel Shahaibar, 10, was injured in the attack … His father, Yassir, 35, said: ‘This is not the first time that the Israelis have hit kids. We have no explanation why this keeps happening … I don’t feel any anger toward the Israelis; I just feel very sad.’
(The Independent, 19 July 2014)
- Compassion Fatigue
- Daily Mail
- Plane Crash
- Emotional Orientation
- Military Hardware
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Hörschelmann, K. (2015). Divided Emotions: Children at War. In: Blazek, M., Kraftl, P. (eds) Children’s Emotions in Policy and Practice. Studies in Childhood and Youth. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137415608_17
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