Women as Terrorists: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs

Women as Terrorists: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs

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Overview

Women as Terrorists: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs: Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs by R. Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly

Two international policy analysts scrutinize the increasingly important operative and support roles women play in various terrorist organizations around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313059445
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/08/2009
Series: Praeger Security International
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 142
File size: 216 KB

About the Author

R. Kim Cragin is an international policy analyst at RAND Corporation.

Sara A. Daly is an international policy analyst at RAND Corporation.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Abbreviations xiii

1 Terrorist Motivations and Group Dynamics 1

2 Women as Logisticians 21

3 Women as Recruiters 39

4 Women as Suicide Bombers 55

5 Women as Operational Leaders and Fighters 71

6 Women as Political Vanguards 85

7 Women as Terrorists: Past, Present, and Future 103

Notes 119

Bibliography 133

Index 141

What People are Saying About This

Mia Bloom Associate professor Pennsylvania Stat Terror

"Cragin and Daly have written an important and insightful book that delves into the oft-misunderstood side of terrorism, the role of women. More so than any existing work in the field, this book's innovative approach to understanding the varied roles women play shows both the complexity of involvement in terrorism and the pivotal role played by female operatives. The authors show how logisticians can be as important as front line activists and constitute the 'unsung heroines' of a terrorist movement, without whom the group could not properly function. The book provides an excellent analysis of terrorist motivation overall. Cragin and Daly also challenge conventional wisdom that women involved in terrorist movements are defective in some way, showing how women even in patriarchal cultures are both the standard bearers of culture and leaders in their own right. A must read for anyone interested in terrorism and the increasing role played by women."

Mia BloomAssociate professor Pennsylvania State UniversityAuthor of Dying to Kill: the Allure of


"Cragin and Daly have written an important and insightful book that delves into the oft-misunderstood side of terrorism, the role of women. More so than any existing work in the field, this book's innovative approach to understanding the varied roles women play shows both the complexity of involvement in terrorism and the pivotal role played by female operatives. The authors show how logisticians can be as important as front line activists and constitute the 'unsung heroines' of a terrorist movement, without whom the group could not properly function. The book provides an excellent analysis of terrorist motivation overall. Cragin and Daly also challenge conventional wisdom that women involved in terrorist movements are defective in some way, showing how women even in patriarchal cultures are both the standard bearers of culture and leaders in their own right. A must read for anyone interested in terrorism and the increasing role played by women."

Mia Bloom Associate professor Pennsylvania State University Author of Dying to Kill: the Allure

"Cragin and Daly have written an important and insightful book that delves into the oft-misunderstood side of terrorism, the role of women. More so than any existing work in the field, this book's innovative approach to understanding the varied roles women play shows both the complexity of involvement in terrorism and the pivotal role played by female operatives. The authors show how logisticians can be as important as front line activists and constitute the 'unsung heroines' of a terrorist movement, without whom the group could not properly function. The book provides an excellent analysis of terrorist motivation overall. Cragin and Daly also challenge conventional wisdom that women involved in terrorist movements are defective in some way, showing how women even in patriarchal cultures are both the standard bearers of culture and leaders in their own right. A must read for anyone interested in terrorism and the increasing role played by women."

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