Gender, War, and Conflict [NOOK Book]

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From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering womenare taking their places in formal and informal military structurespreviously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men.Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed asmen, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have theybeen allowed to join state militaries, insurgent groups, andterrorist organizations in unprecedented numbers.

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Gender, War, and Conflict

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Overview

From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering womenare taking their places in formal and informal military structurespreviously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men.Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed asmen, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have theybeen allowed to join state militaries, insurgent groups, andterrorist organizations in unprecedented numbers.

This begs the question - how useful are traditional genderedcategories in understanding the dynamics of war and conflict? Andwhy are our stories of gender roles in war typically so narrow? Whobenefits from them? In this illuminating book, Laura Sjobergexplores how gender matters in war-making and war-fighting today.Drawing on a rich range of examples from conflicts around theworld, she shows that both women and men play many more diverseroles in wars than either media or scholarly accounts convey.Gender, she argues, can be found at every turn in the practice ofwar; it is crucial to understanding not only ‘what waris’, but equally how it is caused, fought and experienced.

With end of chapter questions for discussion and guides to furtherreading, this book provides the perfect introduction for studentskeen to understand the multi-faceted role of gender in warfare.Gender, War and Conflict will challenge and change the waywe think about war and conflict in the modern world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745684673
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/17/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 868,558
  • File size: 512 KB

Meet the Author

Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida.
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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introducing Gender, War, and Conflict
  • Chapter 2. Where are the Women?
  • Chapter 3. Where are the Men?
  • Chapter 4. Why Men and Women Are Not Enough
  • Chapter 5. Redefining War, Understanding Gender
  • Chapter 6. War(s) as if Gender Mattered
  • References
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