Women as agents of political violence: Gendering security
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Women as agents of political violence: Gendering security. SECURITY DIALOGUE, 35 (4). pp. 447-463. ISSN 0967-0106Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0967010604049522
This article challenges the idea that women are necessarily more peaceful than men by looking at examples of female combatants in ethno-nationalist military organizations in Sri Lanka and Northern Ireland. Anti-state, 'liberatory' nationalisms often provide more space (ideologically and practically) for women to participate as combatants than do institutionalized state or pro-state nationalisms, and this can be seen in the cases of the LTTE in Sri Lanka and the IRA in Northern Ireland when contrasted with loyalist paramilitaries; in Northern Ireland. However, the role of the female combatant is ambiguous and indicates a tension between different conceptualizations of societal security, where female combatants both fight against societal insecurity posed by the state and contribute to internal societal insecurity within their ethno-national groups.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SECURITY DIALOGUE|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 447-463|
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