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Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Women's Violence in Global Politics

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Mothers, Monsters, Whores provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics. The book looks at military women who engage in torture; the Chechen 'Black Widows'; Middle Eastern suicide bombers; and the women who directed and participated in genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. Sjoberg & Gentry analyse the biological, psychological and sexualized stereotypes ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Zed Books (first published January 1st 2007)
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The star rating should really be closer to a 3.5/3.75; this book is convincing and, in some places, engaging. However, it's the fact I have to use "in some places" at all that's a little disappointing. Perhaps I've been spoiled of recent by a spate of nicely organized and narrative scholarly works, but this one felt a little disjointed/repetitive to me. This is not to knock the content - I found a lot of what the authors presented convincing, in both the theory and case study sections - but this ...more
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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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