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Mothers, monsters, whores : women's violence in global politics

Author: Laura Sjoberg; Caron E Gentry
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a look at military women who engage in torture: the Chechen 'Black Widows'; Middle Eastern suicide bombers and the women who directed and participated in genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. This text analyses the biological, psychological and sexualized stereotypes through which these women are conventionally depicted.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sjoberg, Laura, 1979-
Mothers, monsters, whores.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)767688912
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Sjoberg; Caron E Gentry
ISBN: 9781842778661 1842778668 9781842778654 184277865X
OCLC Number: 156784787
Description: x, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : a woman did that? --
Narratives of mothers, monsters and whores --
Triple transgressions at Abu Ghraib --
Black widows in Chechnya --
Dying for sex and love in the Middle East --
Gendered perpetrators of genocide --
Gendering people's violence --
Conclusion : let us now see 'bad' women.
Responsibility: Laura Sjoberg & Caron E. Gentry.
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Provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics. This book looks at military women who engage in torture; the 'Black Widows'; suicide bombers; and the women who directed and  Read more...

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`It's fascinating to see some myths bite the dust. Sjoberg and Gentry shake down the women-as-mostly-nonviolent-victims-of-men's-wars myth with accounts of women war enthusiasts and perpetrators. Read more...

 
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