Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures

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Carol Cohn
John Wiley & Sons, Sep 4, 2013 - Social Science - 256 pages
Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarly accounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are often nowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as if men were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, and negotiate ends to wars. As the pages of this book tell, though, those accounts are far from complete. Women can be found at every turn in the (gendered) phenomena of war. Women have participated in the making, fighting, and concluding of wars throughout history, and their participation is only increasing at the turn of the 21st century. Women experience war in multiple ways: as soldiers, as fighters, as civilians, as caregivers, as sex workers, as sexual slaves, refugees and internally displaced persons, as anti-war activists, as community peace-builders, and more. This book at once provides a glimpse into where women are in war, and gives readers the tools to understood women’s (told and untold) war experiences in the greater context of the gendered nature of global social and political life.
 

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Contents

Toward a Conceptual Framework
1
chapter 2 Women and the Political Economy of War
36
chapter 3 Sexual Violence and Womens Health in War
54
Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons
80
chapter 5 Women and Political Activism in the Face of War and Militarization
102
chapter 6 Women and State Military Forces
124
chapter 7 Women Girls and NonState Armed Opposition Groups
146
chapter 8 Women and Peace Processes
169
chapter 9 Women Girls and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration DDR
194
chapter 10 Women After Wars
215
Notes
242
References
250
Index
279
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Carol Cohn is the author of Women and Wars: Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures, published by Wiley.

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