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Mothers, monsters, whores : women's violence in global politics

Author: Laura Sjoberg; Caron E Gentry
Publisher: New York : Zed Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics. This book looks at military women who engage in torture; the 'Black Widows'; suicide bombers; and the women who directed and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Sjoberg; Caron E Gentry
ISBN: 9781842778661 1842778668 9781842778654 184277865X
OCLC Number: 752278050
Notes: Gift from Tavia and Freda Gordon to the Key to the Future Campaign, 2009.
Description: x, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : a woman did that? --
Narratives of mothers, monsters and whores --
Triple transgressions at Abu Ghraib --
Black widows in Chechnya --
Dying for sex and love in the Middle East --
Gendered perpetrators of genocide --
Gendering people's violence --
Conclusion : let us now see 'bad' women.
Responsibility: Laura Sjoberg & Caron E. Gentry.
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`It's fascinating to see some myths bite the dust. Sjoberg and Gentry shake down the women-as-mostly-nonviolent-victims-of-men's-wars myth with accounts of women war enthusiasts and perpetrators. Read more...

 
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