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Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict
Women everywhere have long struggled for recognition as equal, productive members of society, worthy of taking part in the political process. These struggles become even more pronounced in times of conflict and war, when the symbolism and myths of womanhood are used to stoke nationalistic ideas about the survival of the state. Yet for all the rhetoric that takes place in ...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Kumarian Press
(first published January 1st 2010)
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Blah, blah, blah... Not telling me anything I hadn't already heard because the topic of women and war is continually structured as a literature review. I so enjoy listening to my Western/European sisters get on about other women's lived experiences. How about talking with some of the actual women who live(d) and work(ed) through the conflict to test out your claims? Would this be so incredibly novel? I am a sleepless Ph.D. student specializing in international third-sector research and work with ...more
Women have lonstruggled for recognition as equals. Being as a traditional symbol of womanhood, women are used to stoke nationalistic ideas about survival of the state. In times of war, however, men are the ones who respond to situations of conflict. Drawing on feministic theories, Women and War explores how women respond before, during and after conflict. This book was very interesting, offering many theories and perspectives on how women should act in times of warfare. I recommend this book to ...more