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Women, Gender, and Terrorism

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In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women’s participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women’s relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world.

Throughout most of the twentieth century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, howe
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by University of Georgia Press
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Ellery
Aug 04, 2014 Ellery rated it liked it
Quite an interesting book with a lot of great case studies and events which they use to support their analyses. Put succinctly in the conclusion of the book, it aims to provide "productive directions for theorizing contemporary terrorism through gendered lenses". Taken from the book, these directions are:
1) rethinking agency in terrorist decision-making (namely for women),
2) thinking about terrorism as a whole,
3) rethinking who and what counts as a terrorist, and
4) rethinking the theoretical
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In the past decade the world has witnessed a rise in women’s participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women’s relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world.
Throughout most of the 20th century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, however, women have increasingly taken active roles in carrying out suicide bombings, hijacking air planes
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Karu
Mar 11, 2016 Karu rated it it was amazing
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Very good analysis about women involved in men-dominated domain. What are their tasks in different terrorist and insurgent groups, examples, motives, advantages and exploitation version.
Recommend to everyone who is interested in feminism, women fighters, female suicide bombers, terrorism, insurgent groups, etc.
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Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. Her first book Gender, Justice and the Wars in Iraq was published in 2006. She has published articles on just war theory in the International Journal of Feminist Politics, International Politics and International Studies Quarterly. Her research focuses on gender, just war theory, international security and international ...more
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