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Victims, Perpetrators or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
Synopses & Reviews
Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence provide a critical challenge for development theorists and practitioners. Many countries have endured decades of armed conflict, and others live under the permanent menace of political violence. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. The gendered causes, costs, and consequences of violent conflicts have been underrepresented, and often misrepresented. This book gives a broader understanding of the complex, changing relations between women and men in societies facing violence and conflict.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-235) and index.
About the Author
Caroline O.N. Moser is Lead Specialist in Social Development in the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Department for the Latin American and Caribbean Region at the World Bank, Washington, DC.
Fiona Clark has been working in the Urban Peace Program since early 1999.
Table of Contents
Part I: Contextual Issues on Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence * Introduction--Caroline O.N. Moser & Fiona Clark * The Gendered Dynamics of Armed Conflict and Political Violence--Cynthia Cockburn * The Gendered Continuum of Violence and Conflict--Caroline O.N. Moser * Part II: The Politics of Victimization * The Political Economy of Rape--Meredeth Turshen * The Body of the Other Man--Dubravka Zarkov * Part III: Gender, Power and Agency * Rethinking Women's Struggle in Israel/Palestine and in the North of Ireland--Simona Sharoni * Women and Communal Conflict--Urvashi Butalia * Part IV: Women as Actors in Armed Conflict and Political Violence * El Salvador--Ana Cristina Ibáñez * Part V: "Doing" and "Being" * The Nostalgic Future--Donny Meertens * Part VI: Agency and Identity in Building Sustainable Peace * Social Organizations--Isabel Coral Cordero * The Challenge of Inequality--Marie Mulholland * Gender and Social Capital in Contexts of Political Violence--Caroline O.N. Moser & Cathy McIlwaine * Part VII: Gender and Voice in Truth and Reconciliation * Locked into Loss and Silence--Antjie Krog
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