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

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

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by Cynthia Enloe
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520260788
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/02/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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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