Jihadi brides and female volunteers: Reading the Islamic State’s war to see gender and agency in conflict dynamics

TitleJihadi brides and female volunteers: Reading the Islamic State’s war to see gender and agency in conflict dynamics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSjoberg, Laura
JournalConflict Management and Peace Science
Volume35
Issue3
Start Page296
Pagination296 - 311
Date Published05/2017
Abstract

This article explores the hypervisibility of women in this conflict, looking for lessons about sex, gender, and conflict. It finds that agency is removed from both female victims and female IS partisans, while it is exaggerated for women who fight against IS. This corresponds with emphasis on different gendered traits for differently positioned women. It concludes that paying attention both to the empirical presence of women and to the co-constitution of gender, war, and conflict augments understanding of this war, and across conflicts.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0738894217695050
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