Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures [NOOK Book]

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Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarly accounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are often nowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as if men were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, and negotiate ends to wars. As the pages of this book tell, though, those accounts are far from complete. Women can be found at every turn in the (gendered) phenomena of war. Women have participated in the making, fighting, and concluding of wars throughout history, and ...
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Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures

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Overview

Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarly accounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are often nowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as if men were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, and negotiate ends to wars. As the pages of this book tell, though, those accounts are far from complete. Women can be found at every turn in the (gendered) phenomena of war. Women have participated in the making, fighting, and concluding of wars throughout history, and their participation is only increasing at the turn of the 21st century. Women experience war in multiple ways: as soldiers, as fighters, as civilians, as caregivers, as sex workers, as sexual slaves, refugees and internally displaced persons, as anti-war activists, as community peace-builders, and more. This book at once provides a glimpse into where women are in war, and gives readers the tools to understood women’s (told and untold) war experiences in the greater context of the gendered nature of global social and political life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745660660
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/3/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,188,002
  • File size: 523 KB

Table of Contents

Boxes and Tables vi

Abbreviations viii

Contributors xiii

Foreword by Cynthia Enloe xv

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Women and Wars: Toward a Conceptual Framework 1
Carol Cohn

2 Women and the Political Economy of War 36
Angela Raven-Roberts

3 Sexual Violence and Women’s Health in War 54
Pamela DeLargy

4 Women Forced to Flee: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons 80
Wenona Giles

5 Women and Political Activism in the Face of War and Militarization 102
Carol Cohn and Ruth Jacobson

6 Women and State Military Forces 124
Jennifer G. Mathers

7 Women, Girls, and Non-State Armed Opposition Groups 146
Dyan Mazurana

8 Women and Peace Processes 169
Malathi de Alwis, Julie Mertus, and Tazreena Sajjad

9 Women, Girls, and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) 194
Dyan Mazurana and Linda Eckerbom Cole

10 Women "After" Wars 215
Ruth Jacobson

Notes 242

References 250

Index 279

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