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War, women, and power : from violence to mobilization in Rwanda and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Author: Marie E Berry
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rwanda and Bosnia both experienced mass violence in the early 1990s. Less than ten years later, Rwandans surprisingly elected the world's highest level of women to parliament. In Bosnia, women launched thousands of community organizations that became spaces for informal political participation. The political mobilization of women in both countries complicates the popular image of women as merely the victims and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Also issued online:
Berry, Marie E., 1983-
War, women, and power.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1026492225
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie E Berry
ISBN: 9781108416184 1108416187 9781108401517 1108401511
OCLC Number: 1012697969
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of California, Los Angeles, 2015.
Description: xxv, 271 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. From violence to mobilization : war, women, and power. --
Women and war --
Transformative power of war --
Understanding formal and everyday politics --
Argument --
Research design : a historical-institutionalist approach --
Data and methodology --
On the "politics of naming" and the genocide debate --
The structure of the book. --
ch. 2. Historical roots of mass violence in Rwanda. --
Gender in the colonial period : 1895-1962 --
The changing status of women during revolution and the post-colonial period --
Origins of the RPF --
War begins --
"Democratization" --
Genocide begins, civil war continues --
National trends in genocidal violence --
Regional variation --
A tentative peace : RPF victory --
Conclusion. --
ch. 3. War and structural shifts in Rwanda. --
Demographic shifts --
Economic shifts --
Cultural shifts --
Conclusion. --
ch. 4. Women's political mobilization in Rwanda. --
A "politics of practice" : everyday politics --
New activities through civil society organizations --
Formal politics --
Conclusion. --
ch. 5. Historical roots of mass violence in Bosnia-Herzegovina. --
Women in the interwar period and the first Yugoslavia --
World War II --
Tito's Yugoslavia --
Build up to the war --
War begins --
Sexualized violence --
War comes to an end. --
ch. 6. War and structural shifts in Bosnia-Herzegovina. --
Demographic shifts --
Economic shifts --
Cultural shifts --
Conclusion. --
ch. 7. Women's political mobilization in Bosnia-Herzegovina. --
A "politics of practice" : everyday politics --
New activities through civil society organizations --
Resistance and defiance : bridging informal and formal politics --
Formal political participation --
Conclusion. --
ch. 8. Limits of mobilization. --
The political settlement --
Revitalization of patriarchy --
Conclusion. --
ch. 9. Conclusion. --
Limitations --
Theoretical contributions --
An absence of war, still far from peace.
Responsibility: Marie E. Berry.

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