Women and Wars

Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures

Author: Carol Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745660665

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5143

Where are the women? In traditional historical and scholarly accounts of the making and fighting of wars, women are often nowhere to be seen. With few exceptions, war stories are told as if men were the only ones who plan, fight, are injured by, and negotiate ends to wars. As the pages of this book tell, though, those accounts are far from complete. Women can be found at every turn in the (gendered) phenomena of war. Women have participated in the making, fighting, and concluding of wars throughout history, and their participation is only increasing at the turn of the 21st century. Women experience war in multiple ways: as soldiers, as fighters, as civilians, as caregivers, as sex workers, as sexual slaves, refugees and internally displaced persons, as anti-war activists, as community peace-builders, and more. This book at once provides a glimpse into where women are in war, and gives readers the tools to understood women’s (told and untold) war experiences in the greater context of the gendered nature of global social and political life.

Women and War

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226206264

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 3200

Jean Elshtain examines how the myths of Man as "Just Warrior" and Woman as "Beautiful Soul" serve to recreate and secure women's social position as noncombatants and men's identity as warriors. Elshtain demonstrates how these myths are undermined by the reality of female bellicosity and sacrificial male love, as well as the moral imperatives of just wars.

Women and War

Gender Identity and Activism in Times of Conflict

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman,Kristen P. Williams

Publisher: Kumarian Press

ISBN: 1565493095

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

View: 8290

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.

Images of Women in Peace and War

Cross-cultural and Historical Perspectives

Author: Sharon Macdonald,Pat Holden,Shirley Ardener

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299117641

Category: History

Page: 240

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As warriors, freedom fighters and victims, as mothers, wives and prostitutes, and as creators and members of peace movements, women are inevitably caught up in the net of war. Yet women's participation in warfare and peace campaigns has often been underestimated or ignored. Images of Women in Peace and War explores women's relationships to war, peace, and revolution, from the Amazons, Inka and Boadicea, to women soldiers in South Africa, Mau Mau freedom fighters and the protestors at Greenham Common. The contributors consider not only the reality of women's participation but also look at how their actions have been perceived and represented across cultures and through history. They examine how sexual imagery is constructed, how it is used to delineate women's relation to warfare and how these images have sometimes been subverted in order to challenge the status quo. The book raises important questions about whether women have a special prerogative to promote peace and considers whether the experience of motherhood leads to a distinctive women's position on war. The authors find that their analyses lead them to deal with arguments on the basic nature of the sexes and to reevaluate our concepts of "peace," "war," and "gender."

Women and War

A Historical Encyclopedia from Antiquity to the Present

Author: N.A

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097708

Category:

Page: N.A

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Women and War

Power and Protection in the 21st Century

Author: Chantal de Jonge Oudraat

Publisher: US Institute of Peace Press

ISBN: 160127064X

Category: Political Science

Page: 172

View: 3162

In consideration of UN Resolution 1325 (which called for women's equal participation in promoting peace and security and for greater efforts to protect women exposed to violence during and after conflict), this volume takes stock of the current state of knowledge on women, peace and security issues, including efforts to increase women's participation in post-conflict reconstruction strategies and their protection from wartime sexual violence.

Women and War

Author: Jenny Matthews

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745320731

Category: Art

Page: 191

View: 7512

Spanning the last twenty years, this is a photographic diary of women in war affected countries throughout the world.

Women and War

Author: Nancy F. Cott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110971127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

View: 8589


Citizenship and Wars

France in Turmoil 1870-1871

Author: Dr Bertrand Taithe,Bertrand Taithe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113455401X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2645

The early years of democracy in France were marked by a society divided by civil war, class war and violent conflict. Citizenship and Wars explores the concept of citizenship in a time of social and political upheaval, and considers what the conflict meant for citizen-soldiers, women, children and the elderly. This highly original argument based on primary research brings new life to debates about the making of French identity in the 19th century. Putting the latest theoretical thinking into empirical use, the author assesses how the function of the state and its citizens changed during the Paris Commune and Franco-Prussian War. The study considers fresh issues such as: *how the people coped with the collapse of their government *what the upheaval meant for the provinces of France *how the issue of citizenship affected religious identities *the differences between colonial Algeria and metropolitan France.

Women, Violence and War

Wartime Victimization of Refugees in the Balkans

Author: Vesna Nikoli?-Ristanovi?

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789639116603

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 1258

Women Remember the War, 1941-1945 offers a brief introduction to the experiences of Wisconsin women in World War II through selections from oral history interviews in which women addressed issues concerning their wartime lives. In this volume, more than 30 women describe how they balanced their more traditional roles in the home with new demands placed on them by the biggest global conflict in history. This book provides a rich mix of insights, incorporating the perspectives of workers in factories, in offices, and on farms as well as those of wives and mothers who found their work in the home. In addition, the volume contains accounts by women who served overseas in the military and the Red Cross. These accounts provide readers with a vivid picture of how women coped with the stresses created by their daily lives and by the additional burden of worrying about loved ones fighting overseas.

Corsets To Camouflage

Women and War

Author: Kate Adie,(In Assoc. With Imperial,The Imperial War Museum

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894361X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 3532

'The paciest and most entertaining history book to come my way' Ian McIntyre, The Times 'Riveting and beautifully illustrated' The Lady 'Engrossing . . . far more than a sartorial survey' The Oldie * * * * * * A vivid history of ordinary women and their extraordinary deeds through two world wars and beyond, by From Our Own Correspondent presenter Kate Adie. Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood. In association with the Imperial War Museum, this is the first book to look at the image of uniformed women, both in conflict and in civilian roles throughout the twentieth century. Kate Adie examines the extraordinary range of jobs that uniformed women have performed, from nursing to the armed services. Through contemporary correspondence and many personal stories she brings the enormous and often unsung achievements of women in uniform vividly to life, and looks at how far women have come in a century which, for them, began restricted in corsets and has ended on the battlefield in camouflage.

Women and War in Rwanda

Gender, Media and the Representation of Genocide

Author: Georgina Holmes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857723170

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 7801

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which followed the death of President Habyarimana, was one of the worst humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century. Beamed into the living rooms of the West, it shamed both African and global leaderships. As wars in the Congo continue to tear apart the region, this book examines how the politics that led to the 1994 genocide continue to be played out in the international media. Drawing on a range of African and international primary sources, Georgina Holmes argues that the media represents a site within which political and military actors can influence narratives about war and genocide, and breaks new ground in analyzing the role of gender in the conflict. This book is essential reading on the gendered dynamics of conflict and genocide in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Gender Studies, Media and Film Studies, African Studies and International Relations.

Women, Militarism, and War

Essays in History, Politics, and Social Theory

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain,Sheila Tobias

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847674701

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 4770

This valuable collection of original papers opens up a long-needed dialogue between feminists and the establishment on questions of military values, feminist ideals and war-peace questions on men, women and violence.

Women, the State, and War

A Comparative Perspective on Citizenship and Nationalism

Author: Joyce P. Kaufman,Kristen P. Williams

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739162616

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

View: 8394

Women, the State, and War uses a comparative case study approach to explore the theoretical foundations for the ways that citizenship, nationalism, and marriage are gendered.

Women and War

Author: Ann Kramer

Publisher: Sea to Sea Publications

ISBN: 9781597711425

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2634

"Discusses the role of women from the Allied countries during World War II, including those who served in the armed forces, those who took over men's jobs at home, and more"--Provided by publisher.

Listening to the Silences

Women And War

Author: Helen Durham,Tracey Gurd

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004143653

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 4510

Demonstrates that women are taking on increasingly less traditional roles during war, and that these roles are multifaceted, complicated and sometimes contradictory. Reveals that women's requirements during times of war will continue to be inadequate so long as we continue silencing the differing perspectives. Australian editors.

Women and Civil War

Impact, Organizations, and Action

Author: Krishna Kumar

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781588260468

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

View: 992

Women typically do not remain passive spectators during a war, nor are they always its innocent victims; instead, they frequently take on new roles and responsibilities, participating in military and political struggles and building new networks in order to obtain needed resources for their families. Consequently, while civil war imposes tremendous burdens on women, it often contributes to the redefinition of their traditional roles and the reconfiguration of existing gender relations in the society. This work presents a detailed analysis of how intrastate conflict affects women, and how women's networks and organizations respond in ways that increase their economic, social, and political power. The authors also consider policy implications for the international community.

Everyday Life and Politics in Nineteenth Century Mexico

Men, Women, and War

Author: Mark Wasserman

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826321718

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 407

In this new and masterful synthesis, Wasserman shows the link between ordinary men and women-preoccupied with the demands of feeding, clothing, and providing shelter-and the elites' desire for a stable political order and an expanding economy. The three key figures of nineteenth-century Mexico-Antonio López de Santa Ana, Benito Juárez, and Porfirio Díaz-are engagingly reinterpreted. But the emphasis in this book is on the struggle of the common people to retain control over their everyday lives. Concerns central to village life were the appointment of police officials, imposition of taxes on Indians, the trustworthiness of local priests, and changes inland ownership. Communities often followed their leaders into one political camp or another-and even into war-out of loyalty. Excesses in partisan politics and regional antagonisms gave rise to nearly eighty years of war, resulting in the nation's economic stagnation between 1821 and 1880 and the mass migration of women from the countryside to the city. The industrialization of urban employment forever altered gender relations. During wartime, women acted as the supply, transportation, and medical corps of the Mexican armies. Moreover, with greater frequency than has been known, women fought as soldiers in the nineteenth century. This account of Mexico from Independence to the Revolution combines lively explanations of social history, political and economic change, and gender relations. Wasserman offers a well-written, thoughtful, and original history of Mexico's nineteenth century that will appeal to students and specialists alike. "At long last, a clear-headed, non-romanticized, and non-adversarial analysis of everyday life and politics across the vast sweep of a century of change and rebirth. This is a first-rate book, expert and highly accessible."--Professor Timothy E. Anna, University of Manitoba