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Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict (Hardback)

Joyce P. Kaufman, Kristen P. Williams

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ISBN 10: 1565493109 / ISBN 13: 9781565493100
Edité par Kumarian Press, United States, 2010
Neuf(s) Etat : New Hardback
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Women everywhere have long struggled for recognition as equal, productive members of society, worthy of taking part in the political process. These struggles become even more pronounced in times of conflict and war, when the symbolism and myths of womanhood are used to stoke nationalistic ideas about the survival of the state. Yet for all the rhetoric that takes place in their name, it s men who generally make decisions regarding war. Women and War examines how women respond to situations of conflict. Drawing on both traditional and feminist international relations theory, it explores the roles that women play before, during and after a conflict, how they spur and respond to nationalist and social movements, and how conceptions of gender are deeply intertwined with ideas about citizenship and the state. As Kaufman and Williams show, women do more than respond to conflict situations; they are active agents in their own right shaping political and historical processes. Their conclusions encourage us to rethink the prevalent assumptions of international relations, history and feminist scholarship and theory. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9781565493100

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Titre : Women and War: Gender Identity and Activism ...

Éditeur : Kumarian Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2010

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Women everywhere have long struggled for recognition as equal, productive members of society, worthy of taking part in the political process. These struggles become even more pronounced in times of conflict and war, when the symbolism and myths of womanhood are used to stoke nationalistic ideas about the survival of the state. Yet for all the rhetoric that takes place in their name, it's men who generally make decisions regarding war. Women and War examines how women respond to situations of conflict. Drawing on both traditional and feminist international relations theory, it explores the roles that women play before, during and after a conflict, how they spur and respond to nationalist and social movements, and how conceptions of gender are deeply intertwined with ideas about citizenship and the state. As Kaufman and Williams show, women do more than respond to conflict situations; they are active agents in their own right shaping political and historical processes. Their conclusions encourage us to rethink the prevalent assumptions of international relations, history and feminist scholarship and theory.

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"Wars always involve women, but our understanding of how and why is limited. In their latest collaboration, Kaufman and Williams focus explicitly on women, while merging traditional and feminist IR scholarship. The product is a comprehensive study of women s options and agency in various stages of conflict, and a text that admirably serves classroom and research purposes."

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