Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War / Edition 1

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"Nimo's War, Emma's War is unique in examining the gendered dimension of the Iraq war, particularly its impact on ordinary Iraqi and American women, thereby revealing an important long-term cost of the conflict. Cynthia Enloe's approach and analysis are extremely original and innovative."—Nadje Al-Ali, author of What Kind of Liberation?: Women and the Occupation of Iraq

"Nimo's War, Emma's War is Cynthia Enloe's darkest and most strikingly conceived text to date. War is not 'in' Iraq and Afghanistan, where foreign militaries confront local people, rather it is everywhere, most particularly in 'peacetime' domestic spaces, 'civilian' employment, marital bedrooms and high schools."—Terrell Carver, author of Politics, Language and Metaphor

"Cynthia Enloe has pioneered the subject of women, militarism, and war in a series of revelatory books, including Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives. Nimo's War, Emma's War is her best one yet."—Chalmers Johnson, author of The Blowback Trilogy

"Brilliantly researched, vividly written, Cynthia Enloe has gifted us with a new and different story of modern warfare. Entirely gripping and profoundly humane, every page raises new issues. To factor in Nimo and Emma—all the women and families touched by the carnage and agony of war, is to see the bitter range of tragedy community by community. To read this book is to ask: What are we doing to our children—all our children, combatants and civilians? How do women cope with post-war wounds and violence—agony, wreckage, displacement? Cynthia Enloe's book is essential reading for all students and journalists, public citizens and peace activists, who seek women's dignity, healthy societies, humane alternatives to the insanity of careless military destruction."—Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of The Declassified Eisenhower, Eleanor Roosevelt (vols I & II, III forthcoming)

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Stories help illustrate how gendered politics change over the course of a war and how this thing we call war itself changes over time."--Ms. Magazine

"Enloe's new work is a great addition to her oeuvre on women, militarism and consumer culture in international perspective."--Times Higher Education

Ms. Magazine

“Stories help illustrate how gendered politics change over the course of a war and how this thing we call war itself changes over time.”
Times Higher Education - Carrie Rentschler

“Enloe’s new work is a great addition to her oeuvre on women, militarism and consumer culture in international perspective.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520260771
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Enloe is Research Professor of Women's Studies and International Development at Clark University. She is the author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics, Maneuvers: The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives, The Morning After: Sexual Politics at the End of the Cold War, and The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire, all from UC Press.
Cynthia Enloe won the Howard Zinn Lifetime Achievement in Peace Studies Award from the Peace and Justice Studies Association (PJSA).
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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

1. Eight Women, One War

The Iraqi Women

2. Nimo: Wartime Politics in a Beauty Parlor
3. Maha: A Widow Returns to Baghdad
4. Safah: The Girl from Haditha
5. Shatha: A Legislator in Wartime

The American Women

6. Emma and the Recruiters
7. Danielle: From Basketball Court to Baghdad Rooftop
8. Kim: “I’m in a Way Fighting My Own War”
9. Charlene: Picking Up the Pieces
10. Conclusion: The Long War


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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2013

    To Blossom's Journey

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    Posted November 24, 2013

    To Blossem

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Blossoms Journey 2

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    Posted November 23, 2013

    To below

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