Description - The Aftermath by Sheila Meintjes
What happens to women in the aftermath of war? This book 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 transformation. It presents an honest accounting of what women lose and gain in wartime and how they organize, and analyzes why they fail to consolidate their gains. It reflects on how war changes identities, on the myths that men and women invent about each other in wartime, and on the problems of reconciliation and women's solidarity. It focuses on shifts in gender relations during post-conflict reconstruction and transformation. The contributors consider the relation of the state to society in the aftermath, searching for a vision of the transformed society. The second part documents the varied nature of war and post-war situations.
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Author Biography - Sheila Meintjes
MEREDETH TURSHEN teaches gender, development and social policy at Rutgers University. She is the co-editor of What Women do in Wartime (Zed Books 1998) SHEILA MEINTJES co-ordinates the gender studies programme at the University of the Witswatersrand and ANU PILLAY is a gender and development practitioner in South Africa. The CONTRIBUTORS are researchers and activists based in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Caribbean.