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Sites of Violence: Gender and Conflict Zones

Wenona Giles


In conflict zones from Iraq and Afghanistan to Guatemala and Somalia, the rules of war are changing dramatically. Distinctions between battlefield and home, soldier and civilian, state security and domestic security are breaking down. In this especially timely book, a powerful group of international authors doing feminist research brings the highly gendered and racialized dimensions of these changes into sharp relief. In essays on nationalism, the political economy of conflict, and the politics of asylum, they investigate what happens when the body, household, nation, state, and economy become ... More

Keywords: conflict zones, violence, nationalism, asylum, ethno-nationalism, Sri Lanka, Israel, Palestine, honor killings, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780520230729
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520230729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wenona Giles, editor

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Part One Feminist Approaches to Gender and Conflict

1 Introduction

Wenona Giles, and Jennifer Hyndman

2 The Continuum of Violence

Cynthia Cockburn

3 The Sounds of Silence

Cathy Blacklock, and Alison Crosby

Part Two Violence against Women in War and Postwar Times

7 Geographies of Violence Women and Conflict in Ghana

Valerie Preston, and Madeleine Wong

Part Three Feminist Analyses of International Organizations and Asylum

Part Four Feminist Futures

14 New Directions for Feminist Research and Politics

Wenona Giles, and Jennifer Hyndman