Honwana 2006

 

 

1-What did you learn from Honwana’s text? How does Honwana challenge popular ideas about child soldiers?

 

2-What is “tactical agency” according to Honwana? List the examples of tactical agency that she gives in her text-

 

3-How and to what extent does Honwana address the experience of African child soldiers from a cultural relativist perspective?

 

 

4-What elements of Honwana’s ethnography support or contradict a structural-functionalist interpretation of culture in Angola and Mozambique? (Consider. what is the difference
between structure and agency explored in this text?)

 

5-How might one apply the concept of “tactical agency” in contexts other than the ones that Alcinda
Honwana describes? Provide some examples (e-g-, from our own society)-