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Rape Warfare: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia

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In 1992, Beverly Allen learned of the existence of rape/death camps in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia from a former student, a women of Croatian heritage. In these camps, women have been detained and raped repeatedly by Serbian soldiers, whose goal often is to impregnate their victims or to torture them before they are killed. In this highly personal account, Beverly Allen provides a compelling testimony and analysis of the horrifying phenomenon of "a military policy of rape for the purpose of genocide."

In Rape Warfare, Allen examines the complexity of identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia through the accounts of rape/death camp survivors and those who work to help them. She then presents and analyzes the information she has gathered about genocidal rape, all the while asking, "How can I, an empathizing outsider, communicate what is happening without reinforcing the damage that has already been done?" In a nuanced discussion of the ethics of representing such atrocities, she decides to "forgo storytelling except when the stories I tell are my own." Allen concludes with an impassioned argument for bringing to trial the perpetrators of genocidal rape. By turns personal, polemical, and informative, Rape Warfare is a lucid guide for anyone seeking to make sense of what is happening in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.

About the Author

Beverly Allen teaches Italian, French, women's studies, and comparative literature at Syracuse University, where she is also the director of the humanities doctoral program.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781452900025
Subtitle:
The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia
Publisher:
University Of Minnesota Press
Author:
Beverly Allen
Author:
Allen, Beverly
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
General
Subject:
Genocide -- Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Rape
Subject:
Yugoslav war, 1991-1995
Subject:
Yugoslav War, 1991-1995 -- Atrocities.
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Eastern Europe-Former Yugoslavia
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960201
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
180

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