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Victims, Perpetrators or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
Victims, Perpetrators or Actors?: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence
by Caroline O N Moser
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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.... (read more)

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The Wars We Inherit: Military Life, Gender Violence, and Memory
The Wars We Inherit: Military Life, Gender Violence, and Memory
by Lori E Amy
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By combining personal memoir and critical analysis, Lori Amy links the violence we live in our homes to the violence that structures our larger culture. The Wars We Inherit brings insights from memory and trauma studies to the story of violence in the... (read more)

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The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars (Lisa Drew Books)
The Kinder, Gentler Military: Can America's Gender-Neutral Fighting Force Still Win Wars (Lisa Drew Books)
by Stephanie Gutmann
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The Kinder, Gentler Military is a devastating critique of how and why the military -- the most tradition-bound, masculine institution in the United States -- spent the 1990s in a tortured attempt to reform its time-proven warrior culture in favor of a... (read more)

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Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army
Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army
by Kayla Williams
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"A woman soldier has to toughen herself up" writes Kayla Williams in this fiercely honest account of what it's like to be part of the female 15% of today's Army. "Not just for the enemy, for battle, for death. I mean to toughen herself to spend months... (read more)

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Women At War
Women At War
by Nigel Fountain
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This series combines text based largely on eyewitness accounts lodged in the archives of the Imperial War Museum, with a CD based on actual recordings held in the same archives. This volume examines the part that women played in the two major wars of the... (read more)

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She's Got a Gun
She's Got a Gun
by Nancy Floyd
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Using historical and contemporary accounts and visuals of America's gun women-in fiction and entertainment, sports shooting, armed self-defense, and the professional fields (police and military)-this highly illustrated volume looks at how armed women... (read more)

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The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy
The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy
by Judith L Pearson
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Virginia Hall left comfortable Baltimore roots of privilege in 1931 to follow her dream of becoming a Foreign Service Officer. She watched as Hitler rolled into Poland, then France, and she decided to work for the British Special Operations Executive... (read more)

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Feminists Under Fire
Feminists Under Fire
by Wenona (edt) Giles
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Feminists Under Fire is about women living and working in conflict zones. Focusing on the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia, diverse authors face the problems of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and militarized violence. They explore... (read more)

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Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference
Amazing Women of the Civil War: Fascinating True Stories of Women Who Made a Difference
by Webb Garrison
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Former slave Harriet Tubman, surgeon Mary Walker, and spy Belle Boyd, the "siren of the Shenandoah, " are among the fascinating women profiled in this informative history by the author of "Civil War Curiosities" and "Friendly Fire in the Civil War... (read more)

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Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War
Nimo's War, Emma's War: Making Feminist Sense of the Iraq War
by Cynthia Enloe
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"Nimo's War, Emma's War is unique in examining the gendered dimension of the Iraq war, particularly its impact on ordinary Iraqi and American women, thereby revealing an important long-term cost of the conflict. Cynthia Enloe's approach and analysis are... (read more)

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Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War
Mobilizing Minerva: American Women in the First World War
by Kimberly Jensen
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The case for woman suffrage, economic equality, and citizenship in... (read more)

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Gender, Peace and Conflict
Gender, Peace and Conflict
by Inger Skjelsbk
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- What impact does gender difference make to political decision-making?</p> <p></p> <p>- Will the political empowerment of women contribute to a more peaceful world? </p> <p></p> <p>The role of gender has... (read more)

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Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists
Citizenship Rites: Feminist Soldiers and Feminist Antimilitarists
by Ilene Rose Feinman
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Looks can be deceiving, and in a society where one's status and access to opportunity are largely attendant on physical appearance, the issue of how difference is constructed and interpreted, embraced or effaced, is of tremendous import. Lisa Walker... (read more)

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Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict
Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict
by Joyce Kaufman
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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... (read more)

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A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War
A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War
by Susan Griffin
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An acclaimed writer explores the interplay between the public tragedy of war and the daily struggles of our private lives — the conflicts between truth and falsehood, secrecy and revelation, testimony and denial. A brilliant philosophical inquiry... (read more)

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The Women Who Lived for Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During WWII
The Women Who Lived for Danger: Behind Enemy Lines During WWII
by Marcus Binney
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"They flirted with men, and with death." In The Women Who Lived for Danger, acclaimed historian Marcus Binney recounts the story of ten remarkable women -- some famous, some virtually unknown -- recruited to work behind enemy lines as secret agents... (read more)

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How Women Can Beat Terrorism
How Women Can Beat Terrorism
by Curt Weeden
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In How Women Can Beat Terrorism, author Curt Weeden sounds an urgent warning: If the world stays on its present course, terrorism and conflict may take the lives of over 100 million people during the next three decades. Give women the opportunity... (read more)

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Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II
Our Mothers' War: American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II
by Emily Yellin
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andlt;Iandgt;Our Mothers' Warandlt;/Iandgt; is an eye-opening and moving portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of women's experiences during... (read more)

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Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak about War and Terror
Long Time Passing: Mothers Speak about War and Terror
by Susan Galleymore
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Susan Galleymore is the mother of a US soldier who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. This is the story of how and why she traveled to Iraq to visit him on a military base. It is a remarkable portrait of what it means to be a mother in a time of war... (read more)

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Women and War Reader (98 Edition)
Women and War Reader (98 Edition)
by Lois Ann (ed.) Lorentzen
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Beginning with two general essays,the book explores Nazi slave labor policies, and Nazi policies in the occupied territories. The remaining chapters examine Nazi treatment of Gypsies, Russian POW's, homosexuals, Catholic activists, Jehovah's Witnesses... (read more)

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