CEC Journal: Issue 3


The third issue of the CEC Journal invited contributions in response to the theme Information Literacy and Conflict Resolution, and was guest edited by the Bartos Institute's Spring 2017 Fellow -- Ms. Chinwe Onuegbu -- from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. 

This issue showcases work from emerging scholars in Nigeria and as such, is a testament to the importance of West African thinkers to the field of Information Literacy. In the first article, Onuegbu and Salami speak to internally displaced adolescents living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Nigeria, where youth are exposed to risky reproductive health behaviours. In the second article, Lwahas proposes that the processes by which conflict escalates might vary based on how societies construct the responsibilities assigned to men and women. Lwahas' analyses about gender are followed up by Adedeji et al.'s consideration of the elderly in IDP camps in Nigeria: a population that is faced with greater need to make informed health choices; a population that requires specialized health care and information through every stage of their displacement. Finally, Ayegboyin et al. speak to the social construction of quarantine, quarantine information distortion, local belief versus global beliefs about quarantine, and access to quarantine information. 

The authors in this issue invite us to draw links between their case studies from Nigeria and our own particular contexts; to carefully scrutinise the complex webs of information that we are enveloped by/within.

Dr. Nandita Dinesh
Managing Editor, CEC Journal
Associate Director, Bartos Institute for Constructive Engagement of Conflict

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