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Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media

Author: Kelly Oliver
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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"From the female soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian women suicide bombers, women and their bodies have become powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In Women as Weapons of War, Kelly Oliver reveals how the media arid the administration frequently use metaphors of weaponry to describe women and female sexuality and forge a deliberate link between notions of vulnerability and images of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, Kelly, 1958-
Women as weapons of war.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)989690920
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly Oliver
ISBN: 9780231141901 0231141904 9780231512459 0231512457 9780231141918 0231141912
OCLC Number: 153773348
Description: xii, 208 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll --
Women : the secret weapon of modern warfare? --
Sexual freedom as global freedom? --
Perpetual war, real live coverage! --
Innocence, vulnerability, and violence --
Conclusion : witnessing ethics again.
Responsibility: Kelly Oliver.
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