Femmes militaires dans un contexte d’armée de milice « sans conflit » : quelles logiques d’engagement ?

TitleFemmes militaires dans un contexte d’armée de milice « sans conflit » : quelles logiques d’engagement ?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMonay, Stéphanie
JournalGenre & Histoire
Volume19
Abstract

The Swiss Army is still based on a militia system with a compulsory military service for every Swiss male citizen. Swiss women can voluntarily join the army but are still only a very small minority (0,6%). In the context of a « neutral » country where women are not particularly encouraged to join the military units, this article seeks to understand the logics of this commitment that can be considered as atypical. After having first explored the quantitative data revealing the rhetorics of motives for this entry into the military world, the use of biographical interviews allow a clearer understanding of the logics of commitment by mobilizing the concept of gendered socialization and the question of the relationships with sex categories. An earlier incorporation of differentiation and hierarchy between genders plays an important part, even if women’s enrollment in the army could be first perceived as a transgression of gender norms. [Author]

URLhttp://journals.openedition.org.libproxy.lib.unc.edu/genrehistoire/2708
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