Women and War

Author: Jean Bethke Elshtain

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226206264

Category: History

Page: 301

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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.
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Women and Wars

Contested Histories, Uncertain Futures

Author: Carol Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745660665

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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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.
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Women and War in Antiquity

Author: Jacqueline Fabre-Serris,Alison Keith

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417634

Category: History

Page: 360

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The martial virtues—courage, loyalty, cunning, and strength—were central to male identity in the ancient world, and antique literature is replete with depictions of men cultivating and exercising these virtues on the battlefield. In Women and War in Antiquity, sixteen scholars reexamine classical sources to uncover the complex but hitherto unexplored relationship between women and war in ancient Greece and Rome. They reveal that women played a much more active role in battle than previously assumed, embodying martial virtues in both real and mythological combat. The essays in the collection, taken from the first meeting of the European Research Network on Gender Studies in Antiquity, approach the topic from philological, historical, and material culture perspectives. The contributors examine discussions of women and war in works that span the ancient canon, from Homer’s epics and the major tragedies in Greece to Seneca’s stoic writings in first-century Rome. They consider a vast panorama of scenes in which women are portrayed as spectators, critics, victims, causes, and beneficiaries of war. This deft volume, which ultimately challenges the conventional scholarly opposition of standards of masculinity and femininity, will appeal to scholars and students of the classical world, European warfare, and gender studies. -- Kurt Raaflaub, Brown University, coeditor of Raymond Westbrook’
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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

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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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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

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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.
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The Women and War Reader

Author: Lois Ann Lorentzen,Jennifer E. Turpin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814751458

Category: History

Page: 382

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Women play many roles during wartime. This compelling study brings together the work of foremost scholars on women and war to address questions of ethnicity, women and the war complex, peacemaking, motherhood, and more. It leaves behind outdated arguments about militarist men and pacifist women, while still recognizing differences in men's and women's relationships to war. .
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Women and War in the Twentieth Century

Enlisted with or without Consent

Author: Nicole A. Dombrowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135872848

Category: History

Page: 392

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First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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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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Listening to the Silences

Women And War

Author: Helen Durham,Tracey Gurd

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004143653

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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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.
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Women and War

Author: Jenny Matthews

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745320731

Category: Art

Page: 191

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

Author: Fiona Reynoldson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Describes the experiences of women as soldiers, resistance fighters, factory workers, farmers, rescue workers, pilots, and nurses
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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."
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Women in War

Examples from Norway and Beyond

Author: Kjersti Ericsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134776322

Category: Law

Page: 280

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This book examines what happens to women and gender relations in times of upheaval. The experience of Norway during World War II, with some visits to other parts of the world as well, is used to demonstrate general, gendered issues that are actualized in wars both past and present. The authors explore whether gendered cultural conceptions influence the way war is remembered and represented, both collectively and individually. The collection discusses the various roles of women during the war from resistance fighter to `German tart’ and how they were dealt with and treated in the aftermath. The chapters examine the position of Jewish victims of persecution, foreign female labourers and gay men, as well as the gendered response exhibited by the courts in post-war trials of female state police employees. The book concludes by following the struggle to bring women’s role in war and peacebuilding onto the international agenda. This book will be of interest to students and scholars in the field of criminology, as well as peace and conflict studies, political science, sociology of law, history, social work, social pedagogy, psychology and gender studies.
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World War Two

Women and War

Author: Ann Kramer

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445143491

Category:

Page: 32

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Worship, Women and War

Essays in Honor of Susan Niditch

Author: John J. Collins,T. M. Lemos,Saul M. Olyan

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 1930675976

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Celebrate the career of an inspirational scholar and teacher concerned with revealing voices from the margins This volume of essays honors Susan Niditch, author of War in the Hebrew Bible: A Study in the Ethics of Violence (1993), “My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man”: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel (2008), and most recently, The Responsive Self: Personal Religion in Biblical Literature of the Neo-Babylonian and Persian Periods (forthcoming), among other influential publications. Essays touch on topics such as folklore, mythology, and oral history, Israelite religion, ancient Judaism, warfare, violence, and gender. Features: Essays from nineteen scholars, all experts in their fields Exploration of texts from Mesopotamia, the Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament Bibliography of Niditch's scholarly contributions
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Women and war

the changing status of American women from the 1930s to the 1950s

Author: Maria Diedrich,Dorothea Fischer-Hornung,European Association of American Studies. Conference

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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Women in War

The Micro-processes of Mobilization in El Salvador

Author: Jocelyn Viterna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199843651

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Women in War provides an in-depth analysis of women's experiences in the FMLN guerrilla army in El Salvador, and examines the consequences of those experiences for their post war lives. It also develops a new model for investigating and understanding micro-level mobilization processes that has applications to many social movement settings.
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Necessary Targets

A Story of Women and War

Author: Eve Ensler

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 0375506608

Category: Drama

Page: 144

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In her first new work since The Vagina Monologues, her Obie Award-winning smash hit, Eve Ensler tells the story of two American women, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and a human rights worker, who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed themselves. Necessary Targets is a groundbreaking play about women and war—about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit. Melissa, an ambitious young writer, and J.S., a successful but unsatisfied middle-aged psychiatrist, have nothing in common beyond the methods they have been taught to distance themselves from other people. As J.S. begins to feel compassion for the women whose tragedies she has been sent to expose, she turns on Melissa, who finds safety in control. In an unexpected moment of revelation, J.S. and the women she is supposedly treating find a common ground, a place to be taught and a place to learn. Necessary Targets has been staged in New York by Meryl Streep, Anjelica Huston, and Calista Flockhart, and performed in Sarajevo with Glenn Close and Marisa Tomei. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Women and War

Author: Nancy F. Cott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110971127

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 518

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