'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 Publication2012
AuthorsZipfel, Gaby
JournalRevista Crítica de Ciências Sociais (RCCS) Annual Review
Issue5
Start Pagen.p.
Paginationn.p.
Date Published03/2012
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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