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Gender, war, and conflict

Author: Laura Sjoberg
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join state militaries, insurgent groups, and terrorist organizations in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sjoberg, Laura, 1979-
Gender, war, and conflict.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Sjoberg
ISBN: 074568467X 9780745684673
OCLC Number: 892040416
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 202 pages .)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgments; 1: Introducing Gender, War, and Conflict; The (often genderless) study of war and conflict; Thinking about gender; Thinking about war and conflict; Thinking about gender, war, and conflict; Tools for thinking about gender, war, and conflict; 2: Where Are the Women?; Limited women: gendered histories of war(s) and conflict(s); Where are the women in wars?; Finding women in war and conflicts; 3: Where Are the Men?; Seeing men: the importance of looking for men in war(s); Where are the men in wars? Thinking about the links between masculinities and war(s)4: Why Men and Women Are Not Enough; The "other sexes" and wars: Queer and trans- images; When masculinities and femininities in war do not map onto men and women; Gender hierarchy as a cause of war(s); Gender hierarchy as a consequence of war(s); 5: Redefining War, Understanding Gender; Thinking about war and conflict in the IR literature; Defining war and conflict using gender analysis; Sexism and the war system; 6: War(s) As If Gender Mattered; Mainstreaming gender in thinking about war and conflict. Methods for mainstreaming gender in thinking about war and conflictMainstreaming gender in thinking about war and conflict empirically; Mainstreaming gender in theorizing about war and conflict; Looking forward: Mainstreaming gender in the practice of war and conflict; References; Index.
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From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men.  Read more...

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"Laura Sjoberg has written a valuable, teachable and up-to-the-minute gender-smart book about war. With its mix of gritty case studies and Big Questions, Gender, War and Conflict offers lucky readers Read more...

 
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