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Women as wartime rapists : beyond sensation and stereotyping / Laura Sjoberg.

Publication | Not Digitized | Library Call Number: JZ6405.W66 S563 2016

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    Very few women are wartime rapists. Very few women issue commands to commit sexual violence. Very few women play a role in making war plans that feature the intentional sexual violation of other women. This book is about those very few women. Women as Wartime Rapists reveals the stories of female perpetrators of sexual violence and their place in wartime conflict, legal policy, and the punishment of sexual violence. More broadly, Laura Sjoberg asks, what do the actions and perceptions of female perpetrators of sexual violence reveal about our broader conceptions of war, violence, sexual assault, and gender? This book explores specific historical case studies, such as Nazi Germany, Serbia, the contemporary case of ISIS, and others, to understand how and why women participate in rape during war and conflict. Sjoberg examines the contrast between the visibility of female victims and the invisibility of female perpetrators, as well as the distinction between rape and genocidal rape, which is used as a weapon against a particular ethnic or national group. Further, she explores women's engagement with genocidal rape and how some orchestrated the ethnic cleansing of entire regions. A provocative approach to a sensationalized topic, Women as Wartime Rapists offers important insights into not only the topic of female perpetrators of wartime sexual violence, but to larger notions of gender and violence with crucial cultural, legal, and political implications. -- Provided by publisher.
    Series
    Perspectives on political violence
    Format
    Book
    Author/Creator
    Sjoberg, Laura, 1979- author.
    Published
    New York : New York University Press, [2016]
    Contents
    Introduction : the importance of women wartime rapists
    Conditions that drove them to the brink of death : gender, war, genocide, and sexual violence
    Man-to-man communication : the impossible existence of rape among women
    The unforgettable wound : seeing rape among women in conflict
    There's no evidence women are any worse at rape than men are : understanding women, war, and rape
    The wrong of rape : how women rapists change criminal jurisprudence
    One of the most abiding myths of our time : re-visioning women, war, and rape.
    Notes
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-298) and index.
    Introduction : the importance of women wartime rapists -- Conditions that drove them to the brink of death : gender, war, genocide, and sexual violence -- Man-to-man communication : the impossible existence of rape among women -- The unforgettable wound : seeing rape among women in conflict -- There's no evidence women are any worse at rape than men are : understanding women, war, and rape -- The wrong of rape : how women rapists change criminal jurisprudence -- One of the most abiding myths of our time : re-visioning women, war, and rape.

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    English
    ISBN
    9780814729274
    0814729274
    9780814771402
    0814771408
    Physical Description
    x, 310 pages ; 23 cm.

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