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Female soldiers in Sierra Leone : sex, security, and post-conflict development

Author: Megan H MacKenzie
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2012.
Series: Gender and political violence series.
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"The eleven-year civil war in Sierra Leone from 1991 to 2002 was incomprehensibly brutal--it is estimated that half of all female refugees were raped and many thousands were killed. While the publicity surrounding sexual violence helped to create a general picture of women and girls as victims of the conflict, there has been little effort to understand female soldiers' involvement in, and experience of, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan H MacKenzie
ISBN: 9780814761373 0814761372
OCLC Number: 781077501
Description: xii, 175 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The new feminist international relations / Christine Sylvester --
Introduction: Conjugal order and insecurity post-conflict --
The history of sex, order, and conflict in Sierra Leone --
Defining soldiers --
Empowerment boom or bust? Assessing women's post-armed conflict empowerment initiatives --
Securitization and desecuritization: female soldiers and the reconstruction of women --
Securitizing sex? Rethinking wartime sexual violence --
Loving your enemy: rape, sex, childbirth, and politics post-armed conflict --
Conclusion: Displacing war mythology and developmental logic.
Series Title: Gender and political violence series.
Responsibility: Megan H. MacKenzie.

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