Women and political violence : female combatants in ethno-national conflict
Alison, Miranda H. (2009) Women and political violence : female combatants in ethno-national conflict. Contemporary security studies . London ; New York: Routledge. ISBN 9780415363136Full text not available from this repository.
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This book directly challenges the stereotype that women are inherently peaceable by examining female combatants’ involvement in ethno-national conflicts.
Drawing upon empirical case studies of Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland, this study explores the ways in which women have traditionally been depicted. Whereas women have predominantly been seen as victims of conflict, this book acknowledges the reality of women as active combatants. Indeed, female soldiers/irregulars are features of most modern conflicts, and particularly in ethno-nationalist violence – until now largely ignored by mainstream scholarship.
Original interview material from the author’s extensive fieldwork addresses why, and how, some women choose to become violently engaged in nationalist conflicts. It also highlights the personal / political costs and benefits incurred by such women. This book provides a valuable insight into female combatants, and is a significant contribution to the literature.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Women and war, Women soldiers, Sri Lanka -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2009 -- Women, Ethnic conflict -- Northern Ireland, Nationalism -- Sri Lanka, Nationalism -- Northern Ireland, Women and war -- Sri Lanka, Women and war -- Northern Ireland|
|Series Name:||Contemporary security studies|
|Place of Publication:||London ; New York|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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