What Women Do in Wartime
Gender and Conflict in Africa
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What Women Do in Wartime by Meredeth Turshen
Book DescriptionThis is the first book to describe and analyze the experience of women in African civil wars. A mixture of reportage, testimony and scholarship, the book includes contributions from women in Chad, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa and Sudan. The political context of these conflicts is outlined in an introduction to each chapter. The book profiles women's responses to war, as combatants as well as victims, and describes the groups women organize in the aftermath. Examining rape and other forms of gendered political violence in African civil wars, this extraordinary volume is also about women taking action for change. It is set to become required reading for students and academics of women's, peace and African studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781856495387
(216mm x 135mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Meredeth Turshen
African Women, Hardback (November 2010)
This book will present three main themes of African women: African feminism, women and work, and women and politics, to inform readers of the current debates, to encourage new thinking on these issues, and to indicate areas for needed research.
Women's Health Movements, Hardback (October 2007)
This is an introduction to the women's health movement and what is being accomplished by these women organizing to achieve better health care around the world.
Aftermath, Paperback (May 2002)» View all books by Meredeth Turshen
What happens to women in the aftermath of war? This text asserts that for women there is no aftermath - a truce does not end gender violence. It asks how transitions from war to peace and from authoritarian to democratic regimes can become opportunities for real social change.
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Author Biography - Meredeth Turshen
Meredeth Turshen teaches Gender and Development and Third World Social Policy at the Edward J Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University. Clotilde Twagiramariya works at the Center for Women's Global Leadership and in the Department of Urban Studies and Community Health, both at Rutgers.
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