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Women and Terrorism - Luisella De Cataldo Neuburger

Paperback Published: 28th June 1996
ISBN: 9780333632604
Number Of Pages: 178

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Women and Terrorism analyses a new phenomenon of international concern: the participation of women in subversive terrorist movements. The book deals with four main issues: 1) women's participation in violent terrorist movements to discover the key to the psychological and sociological interpretation of their involvement in a life experience they are not traditionally associated with; 2) the different responses to 'penitentism' between men and women; 3) the psychological and social interpretation of women's support of armed struggle and an inquiry - through the personal experience of the women terrorists interviewed - into the reasons for women's greater resistance to repentance; 4) the use of the leads this inquiry has furnished for prognostic purposes and to predict and create conditions that facilitate repentance.

Myth and Femininity. PART 1 DATA AND METHODS: Compilation and Analysis of Case Material; Women's Participation in Armed Subversion; "Penitentism" and Its Meaning; Survey Methods; Psychological Criteria of Interpretation. PART 2 THE PEOPLE, THE PHENOMENON AND THE CONTEXT: The Meaning of Violence; Subversive Violence and Its Socio-demographic Context; The Faces of Terrorism; Cliches and Stereotypes of Criminological Research on Female Deviance; Gender and the Criminal Justice System; The First United Nations Survey on the Situation of Women and the Administration of Criminal Justice Systems; The Chivalry Factor: Myth and Reality; Reported Causes of Female Criminality; Female Political Deviance; Psychology of "Penitentism" and the Culture of Violence. PART 3 PATH AND INTERPRETATION: The Psychological Path of the Terrorist; Female Specificity; The Two Faces of Obduracy; Women Penitents and an Explanation of their Repentance; Political Criminality and Obduracy - A Prognosis. PART 4: MEETINGS AND QUESTIONNAIRES.

ISBN: 9780333632604
ISBN-10: 0333632605
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 178
Published: 28th June 1996
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.02
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 10