Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives

TitleWomen and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAl-Ali, Nadje, and Nicola Pratt
Number of Pages285
PublisherZed Books
CityLondon
Abstract

Women and War in the Middle East provides a critical examination of the relationship between gender and transnationalism in the context of war, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East. Critically examining the ways in which the actions of various local and transnational groups - including women's movements, diaspora communities, national governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral bodies - interact to both intentionally and inadvertantly shape the experiences of women in conflict situations, and determine the possibilities for women's participation in peace-building and (post)-conflict reconstruction, as well as the longer-term prospects for peace and security. The volume pays particular attention to the ways in which gender roles, relations and identities are constructed, negotiated and employed within transnational social and political fields in the conflict and post-conflict situations, and their particular consequences for women.

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