War & Terror

Feminist Perspectives
Author: Karen Alexander,M. E. Hawkesworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780226012995
Category: Political Science
Page: 445
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Traditional academic investigations of war seldom link armed conflict to practices of racialization or gendering. War and Terror: Feminist Perspectives provides a deeper understanding of the raced-gendered logics, practices, and effects of war. Consisting of essays originally published in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, this volume offers new insights into the complex dynamics of violent conflict and terror by investigating changing racial and gender formations within war zones and the collateral effects of war on race and gender dynamics in the context of two dozen armed struggles. Seldom-studied subjects such as the experiences of girl soldiers in Sierra Leone, female suicide bombers, and Pakistani mothers who recruit their sons for death missions are examined; women’s agency even under conditions of dire constraint is highlighted; and the complex interplay of gender, race, nation, culture, and religion is illuminated in this wide-ranging collection.

Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture


Author: Basuli Deb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317632109
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 232
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This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws widely on postcolonial literature, photography, films, music, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, joining the larger conversation about human rights by addressing the problem of a pervasive public misunderstanding of terrorism conditioned by a foreign and domestic policy perspective. Deb provides an alternative understanding of terrorism as revolutionary dissent against injustice through a postcolonial/transnational lens. The volume brings counter-terror narratives into dialogue with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, addressing the situation of women as both perpetrators and targets of torture, and the possibilities of a dialogue between feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This book explores the relationship in which social and cultural texts stand with respect to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in a world of transnational feminist solidarities against postcolonial wars on terror.

Arab Women in Arab News

Old Stereotypes and New Media
Author: Amal Al-Malki,David Kaufer,Suguru Ishizaki,Kira Dreher
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1780931247
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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This book addresses east-west understandings of Arab women as portrayed through translated media. The vast majority of media studies on Arab women are western-based. They study the effect of western stereotypes in western media depictions of Arab women. There is a vast scholarly literature tracing western stereotypes of Arab women from medieval times to the present. From 1800, the dominant western stereotype of Arab women depicts them as passive and oppressed. Thirty years of social science media research in the west has shown that media images of Arab women reinforce this two hundred year old stereotype. Much of this research has studied silent "image bites" of Arab women, where women are pictured in veils and their own voices are replaced by western captions or voice-overs. This book sets out to answer this question. To answer it, we contracted with a global news translation service from the Middle East to collect and translate a sample of 22 months of new summaries from 103 Arab media sources belonging to 22 Arab countries. Filtering the summaries that contained one or more female keywords (e.g., woman, mother, aunt, sister, she) yielded 2, 061 summaries between September 2005 and June of 2007. Using the 2,061 summaries as input data, a coding scheme was developed for "active" and "passive" female behaviors based on verb-phrase analysis and conventions of English-language news-reporting.

Gender, War, and Militarism

Feminist Perspectives
Author: Laura Sjoberg,Sandra Via
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391432
Category: Political Science
Page: 282
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This compelling, interdisciplinary compilation of essays documents the extensive, intersubjective relationships between gender, war, and militarism in 21st-century global politics. * 17 essays by top feminist scholars from across disciplines * An introduction and conclusion explaining the book's theoretical framework and key insights * Tables and charts * A bibliography

Antifeminism and Family Terrorism

A Critical Feminist Perspective
Author: Rhonda Hammer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742510500
Category: Social Science
Page: 237
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Rhonda Hammer's Antifeminism and Family Terrorism presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by antifeminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Dr. Hammer documents the tragic dimensions of the brutalization of women and children in the family, and the larger problem of the increasing poverty and oppression of women and children in the global economy.

September 11, 2001

Feminist Perspectives
Author: Susan Hawthorne,Bronwyn Winter
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756277
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
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Offers a feminist spin on the events of September 11, 2001, by collecting reactions and articles from Australian women as well as those from other countries.

Gender, War, and Militarism: Feminist Perspectives

Feminist Perspectives
Author: Laura Sjoberg,Sandra E Via
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313391440
Category: Social Science
Page: 282
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This compelling, interdisciplinary compilation of essays documents the extensive, intersubjective relationships between gender, war, and militarism in 21st-century global politics. • 17 essays by top feminist scholars from across disciplines • An introduction and conclusion explaining the book's theoretical framework and key insights • Tables and charts • A bibliography

Gender and International Relations

Issues, Debates and Future Directions
Author: Jill Steans
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745635822
Category: Political Science
Page: 183
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Offering a comprehensive overview of feminist contributions to the study of international relations, this title includes chapters on gender and development and womens' human rights, plus an exploration of possible research trajectories and theoretical lines of enquiry.

Criminalization, Representation, Regulation

Thinking Differently about Crime
Author: Deborah Brock,Amanda Glasbeek,Carmela Murdocca
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442607130
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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What is a crime and how do we construct it? The answers to these questions are complex and entangled in a web of power relations that require us to think differently about processes of criminalization and regulation. This book draws on Foucault's concept of governmentality as a lens to analyze and critique how crime is understood, reproduced, and challenged. It explores the dynamic interplay between practices of representation, processes of criminalization, and the ways that these circulate to both reflect and constitute crime and "justice."

Feminist Perspectives on Contemporary International Law

Between Resistance and Compliance?
Author: Sari Kouvo,Zoe Pearson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1847316476
Category: Law
Page: 250
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The essays in this volume analyse feminism's positioning vis-à-vis international law and the current paradigms of international law. The authors argue that, willingly or unwillingly, feminist perspectives on international law have come to be situated between 'resistance' and 'compliance'. That is, feminist scholarship aims at deconstructing international law to show why and how 'women' have been marginalised; at the same time feminists have been largely unwilling to challenge the core of international law and its institutions, remaining hopeful of international law's potential for women. The analysis is clustered around three themes: the first part, theory and method, looks at how feminist perspectives on international law have developed and seeks to introduce new theoretical and methodological tools (especially through a focus on psychoanalysis and geography). The second part, national and international security, focuses on how feminists have situated themselves in relation to the current discourses of 'crisis', the post-9/11 NGO 'industry' and the changing discourses of violence against women. The third part, global and local justice, addresses some of the emerging trends in international law, focusing especially on transitional justice, state-building, trafficking and economic globalisation.

Governance im 21. Jahrhundert


Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264589360
Category:
Page: 264
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Mit dem Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts stehen weitere dramatische Umwälzungen in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft an der Tagesordnung. Der Bericht untersucht Chancen und Risiken wirtschaftlicher, gesellschaftlicher und technologischer Natur.

Gender and Power

Towards Equality and Democratic Governance
Author: Mino Vianello,Mary Hawkesworth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137514167
Category: Social Science
Page: 398
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Despite explicit commitments to gender equality, women experience complex modes of disadvantage and discrimination in all nations of the world. Offering sophisticated insights into the persistence of gendered differences in opportunities, roles, power, and rights in societies across the globe, this volume investigates factors that both enable and constrain women's advancement. From intimate relations within families, to social norms, relations, ideologies, and structures of power, to political institutions, electoral systems, and public policies, the chapters analyze possibilities for and obstacles to inclusive democratic practices and identify interventions essential to enable democratic values to take root. Contributors from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the USA provide detailed assessments of the social, economic, and political condition of women, their mobilizations to produce transform gendered power and authority in diverse nations, and their efforts to enhance the quality of their lives, their communities, and democratic governance.

Security and the War on Terror


Author: Alex J. Bellamy,Roland Bleiker,Sara E. Davies,Richard Devetak
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134205414
Category: History
Page: 248
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The terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 marked a turning point in international politics, representing a new type of threat that could not easily be anticipated or prevented through state-based structures of security alone. Opening up interdisciplinary conversations between strategic, economic, ethical and legal approaches to global terrorism, this edited book recognises a fundamental issue: while major crises initially tend to reinforce old thinking and behavioural patterns, they also allow societies to challenge and overcome entrenched habits, thereby creating the foundations for a new and perhaps more peaceful future. This volume addresses the issues that are at stake in this dual process of political closure, and therefore rethinks how states can respond to terrorist threats. The contributors range from leading conceptual theorists to policy-oriented analysts, from senior academics to junior researchers. The book explores how terrorism has had a profound impact on how security is being understood and implemented, and uses a range of hitherto neglected sources of insight, such as those between political, economic, legal and ethical factors, to examine the nature and meaning of security in a rapidly changing world.

Die Gabe

Roman
Author: Naomi Alderman
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 364121985X
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Es sind scheinbar gewöhnliche Alltagsszenen: ein nigerianisches Mädchen am Pool. Die Tochter einer Londoner Gangsterfamilie. Eine US-amerikanische Politikerin. Doch sie alle verbindet ein Geheimnis: Von heute auf morgen haben Frauen weltweit die Gabe – sie können mit ihren Händen starke elektrische Stromstöße aussenden. Ein Ereignis, das die Machtverhältnisse und das Zusammenleben aller Menschen unaufhaltsam, unwiederbringlich und auf schmerzvolle Weise verändern wird.

Feuerkraut

Eine politische Autobiografie
Author: Gerda Lerner
Publisher: Czernin Verlag
ISBN: 3707604233
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 518
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Gerda Lerners Autobiographie gewährt einen einzigartigen Einblick in das Leben der renommierten Historikerin und Pionierin der Frauenbewegung. Lebendig wird alles, was sie selbst lebte: Von der Wiener Bourgeoisie über die Auswanderung nach Amerika bis zu ihrer beruflichen Laufbahn als eine der feministischen Leitfiguren des 20. Jahrhunderts. Wien in den 20er Jahren. Gerda Kronstein wächst als Tochter einer Künstlerin und eines Apothekers in der höheren Wiener Gesellschaft auf, umgeben von Kindermädchen, Salons und Kammermusik. Schon als Kind und Jugendliche fällt sie durch ihre rebellische Art auf, die sie später in politische Aktivität umwandelt: Nie ein Blatt vor dem Mund und von der marxistischen Idee beeindruckt, bietet die junge Autorin den damals vorherrschenden Verhältnissen die Stirn. "Feuerkraut" erzählt mitreißend die Entwicklung der renommierten Historikerin, die Anfänge und die prägenden Erlebnisse vor den und zu Zeiten des Nationalsozialismus in Wien sowie die Zeit nach ihrer Emigration in die USA. Mit viel Selbstironie und Witz setzt sich Gerda Lerner mit ihrem Werdegang auseinander, mit der gescheiterten ersten Ehe, mit der glücklichen zweiten, mit ihrer Rolle als Hausmutter bis hin zur eher "späten" Berufung zu einer der weltbekanntesten Vertreterin der Frauengeschichte. Aus dem Englischen von Andrea Holzmann-Jenkins.

From Where We Stand

War, Women's Activism and Feminist Analysis
Author: Cynthia Cockburn
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781842778210
Category: Political Science
Page: 286
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This original study examines women's activism against war in areas as far apart as Sierra Leone, India, Colombia and Palestine. It shows women on different sides of conflicts in the former Yugoslavia and Israel addressing racism and refusing enmity and describes international networks of women opposing US and Western European militarism and the so-called 'war on terror'. These movements, though diverse, are generating an antimilitarist feminism that challenges how war and militarism are understood, both in academic studies and the mainstream anti-war movement. Gender, particularly the form taken by masculinity in a violent sex/gender system, is inseparably linked to economic and ethno-national factors in the perpetuation of war.

No Man's Land

Leben an der mexikanischen Grenze
Author: Francisco Cantú
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446261419
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Was Francisco Cantú an der amerikanisch-mexikanischen Grenze erlebt, bringt ihn fast um den Verstand. Cantú hat Politik studiert und wollte am eigenen Leib erfahren, was an der Grenze wirklich geschieht. Als Mitglied der United States Border Patrol rettet er Verdurstende aus der Wüste, deportiert aber auch illegale Einwanderer oder erlebt, wie Familien auseinandergerissen werden. In seiner persönlichen Reportage zeigt er, was Grenzen für die Menschen wirklich bedeuten. No Man’s Land mutet wie eine Tragödie an und bildet doch die Realität wahrheitsgetreu ab, unverzerrt, grausam und zutiefst berührend.

The Routledge Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics


Author: Assoc Prof Merje Kuus,Professor Joanne Sharp,Professor Klaus Dodds
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409472663
Category: Political Science
Page: 570
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Bringing together leading researchers associated with the different forms of critical geopolitics, this volume produces an overview of its achievements, limitations, and areas of new and potential future development. The Companion is designed to serve as a key resource for an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners interested in the spatiality of politics.

Gendering 9/11

Medien, Macht und Geschlecht im Kontext des »War on Terror«
Author: Andrea Nachtigall
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383942111X
Category: Social Science
Page: 478
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Wie tragen spezifische Geschlechterkonstruktionen dazu bei, den »Krieg gegen den Terror« und die deutsche Kriegsbeteiligung zu legitimieren? In Kriegsdiskursen werden nicht nur nationale, sondern auch geschlechtliche Identitäten und Bilder entworfen und (neu) verhandelt. Andrea Nachtigall zeigt anhand der Berichterstattung deutscher Printmedien über den 11. September 2001 und den Afghanistankrieg, wie die mediale Deutung der Ereignisse mit der Konstruktion von Geschlecht einhergeht. Kritisch beleuchtet werden insbesondere Funktion und Mobilisierbarkeit von Geschlecht im Kontext von Krieg und »Terror«. Die materialreiche Studie verdeutlicht zudem den Nutzen feministischer und genderbezogener Analysen (nicht nur) für die Politikwissenschaft.

Researching War

Feminist Methods, Ethics and Politics
Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131741831X
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women’s studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.