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The Women and War Reader
Author: Lois Lorentzen

ISBN: 9780814751442
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 382
Published: 16 June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.5
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The editors. . . whose work also appears, have presented us with a valuable resource for years to come.-Peace News"The strength ofThe Women and War Readerlies in its both interdisciplinary and geographically diverse approach. It confronts the devastating impact of wartime violence and militarized societies on women."-IrisWar affects women in profoundly different ways than men. Women play many roles during wartime: they are "gendered" as mothers, as soldiers, as munitions makers, as caretakers, as sex workers. How is it that womanhood in the context of war may mean, for one woman, tearfully sending her son off to war, and for another, engaging in civil disobedience against the state? Why do we think of war as "men's business" when women are more likely to be killed in war and to become war refugees than men?The Women and War Readerbrings together the work of the foremost scholars on women and war to address questions of ethnicity, citizenship, women's agency, policy making, women and the war complex, peacemaking, and aspects of motherhood. Moving beyond simplistic gender dichotomies, the volume leaves behind outdated arguments about militaris...

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