The Resource Gender, war, and conflict, Laura Sjoberg

Gender, war, and conflict, Laura Sjoberg

Label
Gender, war, and conflict
Title
Gender, war, and conflict
Statement of responsibility
Laura Sjoberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From Pakistan to Chechnya, Sri Lanka to Canada, pioneering women are taking their places in formal and informal military structures previously reserved for, and assumed appropriate only for men. Women have fought in wars, either as women or covertly dressed as men, throughout the history of warfare, but only recently have they been allowed to join state militaries, insurgent groups, and terrorist organizations in unprecedented numbers. This begs the question - how useful are traditional gendered categories in understanding the dynamics of war and conflict? And why are our stories of gender roles in war typically so narrow? Who benefits from them? In this illuminating book, Laura Sjoberg explores how gender matters in war-making and war-fighting today. Drawing on a rich range of examples from conflicts around the world, she shows that both women and men play many more diverse roles in wars than either media or scholarly accounts convey. Gender, she argues, can be found at every turn in the practice of war; it is crucial to understanding not only 'what war is', but equally how it is caused, fought and experienced."--Back cover
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sjoberg, Laura
Dewey number
303.66081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6405.W66
LC item number
S56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • Women and war
  • Krieg
  • Konfliktforschung
  • Geschlechterrolle
Label
Gender, war, and conflict, Laura Sjoberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing gender, war, and conflict -- Where are the women? -- Where are the men? -- Why men and women are not enough -- Redefining war, understanding gender -- War(s) as if gender mattered
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780745660011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879398896
Label
Gender, war, and conflict, Laura Sjoberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing gender, war, and conflict -- Where are the women? -- Where are the men? -- Why men and women are not enough -- Redefining war, understanding gender -- War(s) as if gender mattered
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780745660011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)879398896

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