Female Combatants After Armed Struggle: Lost In Transition?

TitleFemale Combatants After Armed Struggle: Lost In Transition?
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsGilmartin, Niall
PublisherRoutledge
CityLoundon
Abstract

Drawing on the feminist theory of a continuum of violence, this book finds that the dichotomous separation of war and peace within conventional approaches represents a gendered fiction. Despite undertaking wartime roles that were empowering, agentic, and subversive, this book finds that the ‘post-conflict moment’ as experienced by female combatants represents not peace and security, but a continuity of gender discrimination, violence, injustice, and insecurity. The experiences and perspectives contained in this book challenge the discursive deployment of terms such as post-conflict, peace, and security, and moreover, shed light on the many forms of post-war activism undertaken by combatant women in pursuit of peace, equality, and security. [WorldCat]

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