States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance

Authored by: Susie Jacobs, Ruth Jacobson, and Jennifer Marchbank (Editors)

Categories: Violent Conflict
Sub-Categories: Human Development, National Security Forces and Armed Groups
Region: No Region
Year: 2000
Citation: Jacobs, Susie, Ruth Jacobson, and Jennifer Marchbank, eds. States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

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Highlighting gendered violence across layers of social and political organization, from the military to the sexual, this book explores the connections between international security, intra-state conflict and ‘domestic‘ violence. International in scope, it makes the links between the local and the global and between the public and the private, in its discussion of gendered violence.The book explores three key themes:· The risks women take in resisting and organizing against violence.· The implications of women‘s agency in sustaining situations of conflict.· The public/private divide in the context of gendered violence.Claiming that it is not enough to simply ‘add‘ women to international relations theory, the contributors to this book brilliantly demonstrate how much more fruitful an in-depth analysis of the different layers of gendered violence can be.