Inspired by a conference held at Northeastern University on the topic of Women, War, and Violence, editors Robin M. Chandler, Lihua Wang, and Linda K. Fuller bring together research and real-life stories from twenty-one international contributors who document gender involvement from victims to valiant in wartime and activism.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2010|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)|
About the Author
ROBIN M. CHANDLER is Director of the Women's Studies Program at Northeastern University, USA. LINDA K. FULLER is Professor Emerita at Worcester State College, USA. LIHUA WANG Assistant Professor at San Francisco State University, USA.
Table of ContentsPreface; C.Enloe Introduction: Life Blossoms in the Killing Fields; R.M.Chandler PART I: UNDERSTANDING GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE, REBUILDING PERSONAL SECURITY FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN, AND PEACE-BUILDING Not Making Excuses: Functions of Rape as a Tool in Ethno-nationalist Wars; N.Zabeida Rethinking Rwanda: Rape of a Nation and the Women who Achieved Peace; T.Rice Sexual Violence among Refugees and Asylum Seekers who Come to the United States; L.Piwowarczyk Speaking with Post-war Liberia: Gender-based Violence Interventions for Girls and Women; R.M.Chandler PART II: ORGANIZATIONAL RECONCILIATION, POLICY REFORM, AND POST-WAR EFFECTS ON WOMEN Challenging Hegemonic Understandings of Human Rights Violations in Truth Commission Processes through a Focus on Women's Experiences; K.Gurd & R.Manjoo A Gendered Approach for Policy in United Nations Peacekeeping Missions; C.Keaney-Mischel Sexual Violence during Conflict: The Role of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC); S.Cook Aftermath of U.S. Invasions: The Anguish of Women in Afghanistan and Iraq; H.Imam PART III: MEDIA PRESENTATIONS Violence vs. Women: Media Wartime Representations; L.K.Fuller PART IV: REFRAMING TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY FEMINISM WITH GLOBAL ETHNIC STRUGGLES Women and Peace in a Divided Society: Peace-building Potentials of Feminist Struggles and Reform Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina; A.Jenichen Peace is the Name of an Unborn Child in Turkey; S.Cosar Reconstructing Women in Post-conflict in Rwanda; L.Sjoberg PART V: CONFRONTING THE PATRIARCHY OF WAR AS WOMEN COMBATANTS AND NON-COMBATANTS Relationships of War: Mothers, Soldiers, Knowledge; S.L.Gardiner & A.Reed Garner Gardiner Female Participation in the Iraqi Insurgency: Insights into Nationalist and Religious Warfare; K.Cunningham Agency and Militarization in the Heartland: Non-combatant American Women; M.Morkert