Women And War

Women And War

by Jean Bethke Elshtain

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Women And War by Jean Bethke Elshtain

Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.

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ISBN-13: 9780465092161
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 09/28/1988
Pages: 320

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