"Let Us Have a Little Fun": The Relationship between Gender, Violence and Sexuality in Armed Conflict Situations

Title"Let Us Have a Little Fun": The Relationship between Gender, Violence and Sexuality in Armed Conflict Situations
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsZipfel, Gaby
JournalRevista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS) Annual Review
Volume5
Pagination32-45
Abstract

The genealogy of sexual violence in war, inter-war and post-war periods can only be understood through an analysis of the relationship between gender, violence and sexuality. Armed conflicts function as a kind of magnifying glass, making visible definitions of sexual identity constructed through the legitimization of violence. Wartime crimes of sexual violence, viewed until now as limit phenomena characteristic of a state of exception, thus point to regularities whose form and function may vary but whose reference points are rooted in the social expression of power.

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