Women and Genocide: Gendered Experiences of Violence, Survival, and Resistance

TitleWomen and Genocide: Gendered Experiences of Violence, Survival, and Resistance
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsDiGeorgio-Lutz, JoAnn, and Donna Gosbee
Number of Pages310
PublisherWomen's Press

This edited collection looks at genocide from a gendered perspective and underscores the importance of isolating women's lives as a central, yet often overlooked, component to understanding genocidal experiences. The contributors revisit genocides of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Armenia in 1915 to Guharat in 2002, to investigate the ways in which women's experiences across genocides are comparable and yet profoundly different. Using sources such as narratives, testimonies, memoirs, and literature, the authors bring to light the understudied experiences of women during and after these events--from their day-to-day survival to sexual violence, and how they dealt with the trauma post-genocide. The chapters are all united under a consistent methodological framework, allowing for comparisons across genocides.

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