Female Suicide Bombers / Edition 1

Female Suicide Bombers / Edition 1

by Rosemarie Skaine
     
 

Celebrated as liberators and martyrs by those who support their cause, denounced as terrorists by their opponents, suicide bombers have become all too common in violent conflicts worldwide. The female suicide bomber is a relative newcomer to the landscapes of war, but more and more women are being recruited for self-sacrifice.

This work discusses the history of

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Overview

Celebrated as liberators and martyrs by those who support their cause, denounced as terrorists by their opponents, suicide bombers have become all too common in violent conflicts worldwide. The female suicide bomber is a relative newcomer to the landscapes of war, but more and more women are being recruited for self-sacrifice.

This work discusses the history of suicide bombing and profiles the female suicide bomber. It raises the question of why women are increasingly used as bombers and explores the Western societal biases that tend to cast women in nonviolent roles. Battlegrounds discussed include Lebanon, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Chechnya, and Israel and Palestine. Because bombers do not operate as individuals but at the direction of organizations, this book also examines the organizations, their scope and training methods. It concludes with a discussion of strategies for the future and advocates continued human rights watch and continued global intervention.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786426157
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/23/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
235
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The phenomenon of suicide bombing7
2The female suicide bomber in society25
3Freedom fighters or terrorists?58
4Middle East conflicts in Lebanon and Turkey73
5The conflict in Sri Lanka85
6The Chechen-Russian conflict97
7The Palestinian-Israeli conflict121
8United State policies and new strategies150
9Analysis166

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