New Book: Feminist Under Fire: Exchanges Across War Zones
- Dear colleagues,
Here is the flyer for the comparative volume "Feminist Under Fire: Exchanges
Across War Zones" that Between the Lines, Toronto is
publishing. It will be published in May!
"FEMINIST UNDER FIRE: Excahanges Across War Zones"
edited by Wenona Giles, Malathi de Alwis, Edith Klein and Neluka Silva
with Maja Korac, Djurdja Knezevic and Zarana Papic
Women's Studies/International Politics/Human Rights
THIS WIDE-RANGING ANTHOLOGY centres on the themes of women in conflict
zones. Diverse authors compare the social, political, and economic
situations of women during the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former
Yugoslavia. A range of perspectives offers the reader an opportunity to
grasp the international dimensions of these issues.
War is an ambivalent process for women. While on the one hand they suffer
acutely from its violence, on the other, those living in traditional
patriarchal societies may find that war is a time of release from the
constricting hierarchies of peace-time existence. Different kinds of wars
permit different kinds of female participation. Women are seldom simply
victimized or empowered by war: their experiences are more complicated.
Wenona Giles is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies at
York University, Toronto. All the contributors are members of the "Women in
Conflict Zones Network."
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