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Utas, Mats

Overview
Works: 48 works in 113 publications in 2 languages and 1,545 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, dgs, Creator
Classifications: JQ1879.A15, 320.96
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mats Utas
African conflicts and informal power : big men and networks by Mats Utas( )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a variety of in-depth case studies - from DRC to Somali to Liberia amongst others - this book shows how important informal political and economic networks are in many of the continent's conflict areas
Navigating youth, generating adulthood : social becoming in an African context( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on the lives and experiences of young people in Africa. On agents who, willingly or unwillingly, see themselves as belonging to the socio-generational category of youth and the ways in which they seek to shape and unfold their lives in a positive manner. Rather than seeing youth as either a social or cultural entity in itself, or as a predefined life-stage, the book argues for an exploration of how youth position themselves and are positioned within generational categories. In studying young people, social scientists must conceptualise youth as both social being and social becoming; a position in movement. It is from the duality of being positioned and seeking one's own socio-generational position that this book engages in the debate on contemporary African youth
Private security in Africa : from the global assemblage to the everyday by Paul Higate( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive analysis of the rise of private security providers across Africa, and its implications for African states and societies
Young female fighters in African wars : conflict and its consequences by Chris Coulter( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the numerous armed conflicts that are tearing the African continent apart, young women are participants and carry guns alongside their male comrades-in-arms. Challenging the stereotype of women in African wars as victims only, this issue of the Nordic Africa Institute Policy Dialogues shows how in modern African wars women have often been as active as men. Female fighters are victimized, yet they are not mere victims. Girls and young women who volunteer to fight often possess quite considerable strength and independence. Programmes for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating former fighters must be based on better understanding of the range of women's roles and experiences in war and post-war settings in order to act in a gender-sensitive way and to empower this group of women in the aftermath of war
Sweet battlefields : youth and the Liberian civil war by Mats Utas( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assiduous exile : strategies of work and integration among Liberian refugees in Danane, Ivory Coast by Mats Utas( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond 'gender and stir' : reflections on gender and SSR in the aftermath of African conflicts( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual abuse survivors and the complex of tradiotional healing : (G)local prospects in the aftermath of an African war by M. (Mats) Utas( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its efforts to assist post-conflict societies in africa the international aid community has acitvely promoted projects of psycho-social healing among people traumatized during wars and violent conflict. To a large degree these projects have been established in the tradtion of Western psychology. More recently, however, it has been realized in order to help survivors of war effectivley it is necessary to adapt projects and enhance "local" psycho-social healing. This policy report locates the structures - with local legitimacy - that are available to young people who experienced sexual abuse during the Sierra Leone civil war (1991-2002). To this end, this booklet discusses a healing complex that comprises a number of overlapping actors, including herbalists, Zoe Mammies (heads of the female secret societies), Mori-men (Muslim healers); Karamokos (Muslim teachers) and Christian pastors
Building a future : the reintegration & remarginalisation of youth in Liberia by Mats Utas( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commanders for good and bad : alternative post-war reconstruction and ex-commanders in Liberia by Mats Utas( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to the general conviction, collaboration with ex-commanders and their informal networks can actually promote postwar stability. When former generals are integrated into the post-conflict societal structure as brokers of socioeconomic service and mediators between governing elites and former combatants, they can help to provide security and stability. In the case of Liberia their direct access to ex-combatants makes them suitable for distributing jobs, money, food, scholarships and other resources."
Jew-man business : a documentary about Ice T, Bone Thugs and Junior by Maya Mynster Christensen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young women in African wars/ [Chris Coulter, Mariam Persson, Mats Utas] by Chris C Coulter( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illicit flows and African security( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young female fighters in African wars conflict and its consequences by Chris Coulter( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the numerous armed conflicts that are tearing the African continent apart, young women are participants and carry guns alongside their male comrades-in-arms. Challenging the stereotype of women in African wars as victims only, this issue of the Nordic Africa Institute Policy Dialogues shows how in modern African wars women have often been as active as men. Female fighters are victimized, yet they are not mere victims. Girls and young women who volunteer to fight often possess quite considerable strength and independence. Programmes for disarming, demobilizing, and reintegrating former fighters must be based on better understanding of the range of women's roles and experiences in war and post-war settings in order to act in a gender-sensitive way and to empower this group of women in the aftermath of war
Sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeeping operations in contemporary Africa by Fanny Rudén( )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction Urban kinship: the micro-politics of proximity and relatedness in African cities( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Girls "loving business" : sex and the struggle for status and independence in Liberia by Mats Utas( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Re-thinking Africa a contribution to the Swedish government white paper on Africa( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The West Side Boys: military navigation in the Sierra Leone civil war by Mats Utas( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Economy of the street : berättelser från Pentagon : gatuliv och överlevnad i Freetown Sierra leone by Mats Utas( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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