Gender and New Wars

TitleGender and New Wars
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsChinkin, Christine, and Mary Kaldor
JournalJournal of International Affairs
Volume67
Issue1
Pagination167-187
Date Published2013
Abstract

This article argues that new wars are largely fought by men in the name of a political identity that usually has a significant gender dimension. They use tactics that involve deliberate attacks on civilians, including systematic rape as a weapon of war, and are financed by predatory economic activities that tend to affect women more than men. The article concludes that the construction of masculinity in new wars, in contrast to the heroic warrior of "old wars," is much more contradictory and insecure. 

URLhttp://www.jstor.org/stable/24461677
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