Women and war in Lebanon

TitleWomen and war in Lebanon
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsShehadeh, Lamia Rustum
Number of Pages363
PublisherUniversity of Florida Press
CityGainesville, U.S.A.
Abstract

These authors examine the impact on women of the 1975-90 civil war in Lebanon, the lengthiest and bloodiest in its recent history. While they describe war as a more potent oppressor of women than of men, they also credit it with offering women liberation from all forms of social strictures. The authors also refute the assumption that women are pacifists by nature, contending that women are as aggressive and militarily active as men, given the same conditions. [From the publisher.]

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1. Introduction
2. History of the War
3. Women before the War
4. Women in the Public Sphere, by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh
5. Mapping Peace, by Miriam Cooke
6. A Panorama of Lebanese Women Writers, 1975-1995, by Mona Takieddine Amyuni
7. Lebanon Mythologized or Lebanon Deconstructed: Two Narratives of National Consciousness, by Elise Salem Manganaro
8. Art, the Chemistry of Life, by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh
9. Women in the Lebanese Militias, by Lamia Rustum Shehadeh
10. Lebanese Shii Women and Islamism: A Response to War, by Maria Holt
11. Maman Aida--A Lebanese Godmother of the Combatants, by Kari H. Karame
12. From Gunpowder to Incense, by Jocelyn Khweiri
13. Profiles of Foreign Women in Lebanon during the Civil War, by Mary Bentley Abu Saba
14. War Trauma and Women, by Leila Farhood
15. Women and the Lebanon Wars: Depression and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, by Elie G. Karam
16. Gender Dual Diagnosis of Psychiatric Illness and Substance Abuse, by P. Yabroudi, E. G. Karam, A. Chami, A. Karam, M. Majdalani, and V. Zebouni
Conclusion: A War of Survival, by E. G. Karam, N. Melhem and S. Saliba

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