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Victims, perpetrators or actors? : gender, armed conflict and political violence

Author: Caroline O N Moser; Fiona C Clark
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books, 2001.
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This work explores the links between political, economic and social violence and illustrates how local community organizations run and managed by women play a key role throughout conflict situations, not only for meeting basic needs, but also as advocates, fostering trust and collaboration. Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' confrontations,  Read more...
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Title: Victims, perpetrators or actors? : gender, armed conflict and political violence /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline O N Moser; Fiona C Clark
ISBN: 1856498972; 9781856498975; 1856498980; 9781856498982
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and index.

University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2 10
Description: xi, 243 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Contextual Issues on Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence -- Introduction / Caroline O.N. Moser, Fiona C. Clark -- The Gendered Dynamics of Armed Conflict and Political Violence / Cynthia Cockburn -- The Gendered Continuum of Violence and Conflict: An Operational Framework / Caroline O.N. Moser -- The Politics of Victimization: Sexual Abuse and Violence -- The Political Economy of Rape: An Analysis of Systematic Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women during Armed Conflict in Africa / Meredeth Turshen -- The Body of the Other Man: Sexual Violence and the Construction of Masculinity, Sexuality and Ethnicity in the Croatian Media / Dubravka Zarkov -- Gender, Power and Agency -- Rethinking Women's Struggles in Israel-Palestine and in the North of Ireland / Simona Sharoni -- Women and Communal Conflict: New Challenges for the Women's Movement in India / Urvashi Butalia -- Women as Actors in Armed Conflict and Political Violence -- El Salvador: War and Untold Stories--Women Guerrillas / Ana Cristina Ibanez -- 'Doing' and 'Being': Questions of Identity in Displacement -- The Nostalgic Future: Terror, Displacement and Gender in Colombia / Donny Meertens -- Agency and Identity in Building Sustainable Peace -- Social Organizations: From Victims to Actors in Peace Building / Isabel Coral Cordero -- The Challenge to Inequality: Women, Discrimination and Decision-making in Northern Ireland / Marie Mulholland -- Gender and Social Capital in Contexts of Political Violence: Community Perceptions from Colombia and Guatemala / Caroline O.N. Moser, Cathy McIlwaine -- Gender and Voice in Truth and Reconciliation -- Locked into Loss and Silence: Testimonies of Gender and Violence at the South Africa Truth Commission / Antjie Krog.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline O.N. Moser and Fiona Clark.
Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung.
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Victims, perpetrators or actors? London ; New York : Zed Books, 2001 (OCoLC)606542974
Year: 2001.
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books,
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 00067459
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: JC328.6; Dewey No.: 303.6
OCLC No.: 45460934
Local System Bib Number:
u218205
(Sirsi) i9781856498982
(Sirsi) 218205

Abstract:

This work explores the links between political, economic and social violence and illustrates how local community organizations run and managed by women play a key role throughout conflict situations, not only for meeting basic needs, but also as advocates, fostering trust and collaboration. Increasing levels of global conflict and political violence, as well as the higher profile of many 'simmering' confrontations, provide critical challenges for development theorists and practitioners. While numerous countries have endured decades of armed conflict, others live under the permanent menace of political violence. When peace accords are signed, economic and social violence often increase, particularly during the fragile transition to 'permanent' peace. Throughout, the gendered impacts of armed conflict and political violence are key issues. Currently, armed conflict and political violence are predominantly viewed as 'male domains', perpetrated by men, whether as armed forces, guerrilla groups, paramilitaries or peacemakers. The unavoidable, or deliberate, involvement of women has received far less attention with a tendency to portray a simplistic division of roles between men as aggressors, and women as victims. Through empirical case studies from different regions of the world written by authors from both North and South, the book aims to provide a holistic analysis of the gendered nature of armed conflict and political violence, and a broader understanding of the complex, changing roles and power relations between women and men during such circumstances.--Publisher website.
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