Women, War, and Violence: Personal Perspectives and Global Activism

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

EditorRobin M. Chandler, Linda K. Fuller, Lihua Wang

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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.

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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 gen...

Robin Chandler, of the Department of African-American Studies at Northeastern University and former chair of Women’s Studies, is an artist-sociologist whose special interests include popular culture, micro-enterprise development and the arts, the role of technology and the arts, and global citizenship.  As a scholar, Chandler lectures...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:282 pages, 8.34 × 5.78 × 0.76 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230103715

ISBN - 13:9780230103719

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Table of Contents

Foreword--Cynthia Enloe * Preface--Lihua Wang * Introduction: Life blossoms in the Killing Fields--Robin 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--Natalja Zabeida * Speaking with post-war Liberia: Gender-based violence interventions for girls and women--Robin M. Chandler * Sexual violence among refugees and asylum seekers who come to the United States--Linda Piwowarczyk * Victims, villains, and victors: Mediated wartime images of women--Linda K. Fuller * 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--Kiri Gurd and Rashida Manjoo * A gendered approach for policy in United Nations peacekeeping missions--Coleen Keaney-Mischel * Aftermath of U.S. invasions:  The anguish of women in Afghanistan and Iraq--Hayat Imam * Part III: 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--Anne Jenichen * Peace is the name of an unborn child in Turkey--Simten Cosar * Reconstructing women in post-conflict in Rwanda--Laura Sjoberg * Part IV:  Confronting the patriarchy of war as women combatants and non-combatants * Relationships of war: Mothers, soldiers, knowledge--Steven L. Gardiner and Angie Reed Garner * Female participation in the Iraqi insurgency: insights into nationalist and religious warfare--Karla Cunningham * Agency and militarization in the heartland: Non-combatant American women--Michelle Morkert * Wearing away the rocks: The rape of Rwanda and how women rebuilt and healed a nation--Tadia Rice

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“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