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By Abby Hardgrove

Life After Guns explores how ex-combatants and different post-war adolescence negotiated a depleted and tough social and cultural panorama within the years following Liberia’s fourteen-year bloody civil warfare. in contrast to others who research baby squaddies, Abby Hardgrove’s ethnography seems at either former fighters and in addition the formative years who weren't recruited to struggle. She specializes in the structural constraints and family and kin firms that both helped or constrained possibilities as those younger males grew into maturity. no matter if younger males fought or now not, and whether or not they had cultural capital prior to the struggle or no longer, relations family mattered greatly in how they fared after the war.

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