Sowing Seeds

Around the world children, adolescents, and young adults encounter the military and military values in a variety of ways, from visits to schools by military personnel, to video games and the presence of the military and its symbols in public places. Young people are encouraged to see the military as necessary and valuable; something to be supportive of, not to question.

Through articles, images, survey data and interviews, Sowing Seeds: The Militarisation of Youth and How to Counter It documents the seeds of war that are planted in the minds of young people in many different countries. However, it also explores the seeds of resistance to this militarisation that are being sown resiliently and creatively by numerous people. We hope the book will help to disseminate these latter seeds. It is not just a book for peace and antimilitarist activists: it is a book for parents and grandparents, teachers, youth workers, and young people themselves.

Read Introduction - List of Articles - Resources - Notes on contributors - Acknowledgements

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Edited by Owen Everett -
June 2013 ISBN 978-0-903517-27-0
Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales.

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Other publications from WRI about Countering the Militarisation of Youth:

  1. Countering the Militarisation of Youth 2012 Darmstadt conference Reader
  2. The Broken Rifle 92 ('Countering the Militarisation of Youth', 2012) -

  3. The Broken Rifle 88 ('Military Out of Schools', 2011) -