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

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Nimo, Maha, Safah, Shatha, Emma, Danielle, Kim, Charlene. In a book that once again demonstrates her flair for blending the textures of everyday life with shrewd political insights, Cynthia Enloe looks closely at the lives of eight women, four Iraqis and four Americans, during the war in Iraq. Enloe profiles a Baghdad beauty parlor owner, a teenage girl who survived a massacre, an elected member of Parliament, the young wife of an Army sergeant, and an African American woman soldier, among others. Bringing to light unexpected theaters of operation-prostitution, sexual assault, marriage, ethnic politics, sexist economies-these stories are a brilliant entryway for exploring the actual causes, costs, and long-range consequences of war.

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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: 9780520260788
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (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 ix

Preface xi

1 Eight Women, One War 1

The Iraqi Women

2 Nimo: Wartime Politics in a Beauty Parlor 19

3 Maha: A Widow Returns to Baghdad 45

4 Safah: The Girl from Haditha 72

5 Shatha: A Legislator in Wartime 93

The American Women

6 Emma and the Recruiters 129

7 Danielle: From Basketball Court to Baghdad Rooftop 150

8 Kim: "I'm in a Way Fighting My Own War" 171

9 Charlene: Picking Up the Pieces 192

Conclusion: The Long War 211

Notes 227

Bibliography 271

Index 295

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    Posted November 25, 2013

    To Blossom's Journey

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    Posted November 24, 2013

    To Blossem

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    Posted November 22, 2013

    Blossoms Journey 2

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    Posted November 23, 2013

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