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Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains

Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains

1st Edition

Jane L. Parpart, Swati Parashar
December 11, 2018

Global and local contestations are not only gendered, they also raise important questions about agency and its practice and location in the twenty-first century. Silence and voice are being increasingly debated as sites of agency within feminist research on conflict and insecurity. Drawing on a...

Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

Gender and Conflict: Embodiments, Discourses and Symbolic Practices

1st Edition

Georg Frerks, Annelou Ypeij
October 26, 2017

Through an in-depth analysis of the multifaceted manifestations of gender and conflict, this book shows how cognition and behaviour, agency and victimization, are gendered beyond the popular stereotypes. Conflict not only reconfirms social hierarchies and power relations, but also motivates people...

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Gender, Violence and Politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

1st Edition

Jane Freedman
October 26, 2017

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been called the ’worst place in the world’ for women, with reports of widespread and horrific incidents of rape and sexual violence and almost complete impunity for the perpetrators of such violence. However, despite the high profile media reporting on...

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda

1st Edition

Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel
October 26, 2017

Mageza-Barthel provides a context sensitive analysis of how Rwanda's women's movement used the United Nations (UN) gender norms in its efforts to insert gender-specific demands in the post-genocide period. The overall goal of these women - and their supporters - has been to further gender equality...

Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility: Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries

Remapping Gender, Place and Mobility: Global Confluences and Local Particularities in Nordic Peripheries

1st Edition

Stine Thidemann Faber, Helene Pristed Nielsen
October 26, 2017

Enhancing our understanding of how people and places are affected by globalization at the level of everyday interactions within ’Nordic Peripheries’, this book sheds light on local particularities as well as global confluences, by illuminating how gender, mobility and belonging contribute to...

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman: Myths and Misconceptions about Trafficking and its Victims

1st Edition

Ramona Vijeyarasa
October 26, 2017

Sex, Slavery and the Trafficked Woman is a go-to text for readers who seek a comprehensive overview of the meaning of ’human trafficking’ and current debates and perspectives on the issue. It presents a more nuanced understanding of human trafficking and its victims by examining - and challenging -...

Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building

Setting the Agenda for Global Peace: Conflict and Consensus Building

1st Edition

Anna C. Snyder
April 30, 2017

Anna Snyder provides a detailed account of the challenges women representatives in non-governmental organizations (NGOs) faced in building bridges across diverse ethnic, racial, national, regional, and ideological backgrounds at the 4th United Nations (UN) Conference on Women. This book traces the...

Gender Integration in NATO Military Forces: Cross-national Analysis

Gender Integration in NATO Military Forces: Cross-national Analysis

1st Edition

Lana Obradovic
November 30, 2016

Numerous states have passed gender integration legislation permanently admitting women into their military forces. As a result, states have dramatically increased women’s numbers, and improved gender equality by removing a number of restrictions. Yet despite changes and initiatives on both domestic...

Resisting Gendered Norms: Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia

Resisting Gendered Norms: Civil Society, the Juridical and Political Space in Cambodia

1st Edition

Mona Lilja
November 17, 2016

Political scientists have, on occasion, missed subtle but powerful forms of ’everyday resistance’ and have not been able to show how different representations (pictures, statements, images, practices) have different impacts when negotiating power. Instead they have concentrated on open forms of...

Vulnerable Bodies: Gender, the UN and the Global Refugee Crisis

Vulnerable Bodies: Gender, the UN and the Global Refugee Crisis

1st Edition

Erin K. Baines
November 11, 2016

Examining the response of the United Nations to forced displacement in three cases, this insightful work lays bare the breach between advances in global policy on gender equality and humanitarianism and the implementation of these policies. In this book Erin Baines uses the examples of Bosnia,...

Women, Gender Equality, and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons Learned, Implications for the Future

Women, Gender Equality, and Post-Conflict Transformation: Lessons Learned, Implications for the Future

1st Edition

Joyce P. Kaufman, Kristen P. Williams
October 20, 2016

The end of formal hostilities in any given conflict provides an opportunity to transform society in order to secure a stable peace. This book builds on the existing feminist international relations literature as well as lessons of past cases that reinforce the importance of including women in the...

The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security

The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security

1st Edition

Rosalind Boyd
October 19, 2016

Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India, Palestine, Canada, East Timor, Guatemala, Peru and African countries) and from the...

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