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Women, War, and Violence : Personal Perspectives and Global Activism - R. Chandler

Women, War, and Violence

Personal Perspectives and Global Activism

By: R. Chandler (Editor), L. Fuller (Editor), L. Wang (Editor)

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Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism draws upon a wide global community of activists, scholars, NGOs, and clinicians to expand the definition of how war and its violent underpinnings affects everyday women and families around the world. Benefiting from first-hand research and definitive assessments of gender-based violence interventions, it invites diverse perspectives of interdisciplinary documentation and storytelling beyond traditional academic writing. Reflecting on anti-militarist activism, structural violence, post-war atrocities, government commissions and policy solutions, WWV sheds new light on war-related gender oppression at the intersections of race, national identity, religion, and social class and the need to promote a new paradigm of the equality of men and women.

"There has been a lot published on gender-based violence in the last 15 years, but there isn't any one work that does what this volume seeks to do. The book would be a good supplement for undergraduate courses in Women's Studies, Political Science, and the like." - December Green, Professor of Political Science and Director of International Studies, Wright State University

Forewordp. vii
Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. xi
List of Contributorsp. xv
Introduction: Life Blossoms in the Killing Fieldsp. 1
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 Warsp. 17
Speaking with Postwar Liberia: Gender-Based Violence Interventions for Girls and Womenp. 31
Sexual Violence among Refugees and Asylum Seekers Who Come to the United Statesp. 45
Victims, Villains, and Victors: Mediated Wartime Images of Womenp. 59
Organizational Reconciliation, Policy Reform, and Postwar Effects on Women
Challenging Hegemonic Understandings of Human Rights Violations in the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission: The Need for a New Narrativep. 75
A Gendered Approach for Policy in United Nations Peacekeeping Missionsp. 99
Aftermath of U.S. Invasions: The Anguish of Women in Afghanistan and Iraqp. 117
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 Herzegovinap. 137
Peace Is the Name of an Unborn Child in Turkeyp. 155
Reconstructing Women in Postconflict Rwandap. 171
Confronting the Patriarchy of War as Women Combatants and Noncombatants
Relationships of War: Mothers, Soldiers, Knowledgep. 189
Female Participation in the Iraqi Insurgency: Insights into Nationalist and Religious Warfarep. 205
Agency and Militarization in the Heartland: Noncombatant American Womenp. 219
Horror to Hope, Tragedy to Triumph: The Women of Rwandap. 233
Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9780230103719
ISBN-10: 0230103715
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 28th September 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1