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In conflict zones from Iraq and Afghanistan to Guatemala and Somalia, the rules of war are changing dramatically. Distinctions between battlefield and home, soldier and civilian, state security and domestic security are breaking down. In this especially timely book, a powerful group of international authors doing feminist research brings the highly gendered and racialized dimensions of these changes into sharp relief. In essays on nationalism, the political economy of conflict, and the politics of asylum, they investigate what happens when the body, household, nation, state, and economy become sites at which violence is invoked against people.

In particular, these hard-hitting essays move us forward in our understanding of violence against women—how it is perpetrated, survived, and resisted. They explore the gendered politics of ethno-nationalism in Sri Lanka, the post-Yugoslav states, and Israel and Palestine. They consider "honor killings" in Iraqi Kurdistan, armed conflict in the Sudan, and geographies of violence in Ghana. This volume augments feminist analysis on conflict zones and contributes to transnational coalition-building and feminist organizing.

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  1. Cover
  2. p. 1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. PART I: Feminist Approaches to Gender and Conflict
  1. 1. Introduction: Gender and Conflict in a Global Context
  2. pp. 3-23
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  1. 2. The Continuum of Violence: A Gender Perspective on War and Peace
  2. pp. 24-44
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  1. 3. The Sounds of Silence: Feminist Research across Time in Guatemala
  2. pp. 45-72
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  1. PART II: Violence against Women in War and Postwar Times
  1. 4. Like Oil and Water, with a Match: Militarized Commerce, Armed Conflict, and Human Security in Sudan
  2. pp. 75-107
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  1. 5. No “Safe Haven”: Violence against Women in Iraqi Kurdistan
  2. pp. 108-133
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  1. 6. From Pillars of Yugoslavism to Targets of Violence: Interethnic Marriages in the Former Yugoslavia and Thereafter
  2. pp. 134-151
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  1. 7. Geographies of Violence: Women and Conflict in Ghana
  2. pp. 152-169
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  1. 8. Gender, the Nationalist Imagination, War, and Peace
  2. pp. 170-190
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  1. PART III: Feminist Analyses of International Organizations and Asylum
  1. 9. Refugee Camps as Conflict Zones: The Politics of Gender
  2. pp. 193-212
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  1. 10. The “Purity” of Displacement and the Reterritorialization of Longing: Muslim IDPs in Northwestern Sri Lanka
  2. pp. 213-231
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  1. 11. Escaping Conflict: Afghan Women in Transit
  2. pp. 232-248
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  1. 12. War, Flight, and Exile: Gendered Violence among Refugee Women from Post-Yugoslav States
  2. pp. 249-272
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  1. 13. The Gendered Impact of Multilateralism in the Post-Yugoslav States: Intervention, Reconstruction, and Globalization
  2. pp. 273-299
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  1. PART IV: Feminist Futures: Negotiating Globalization, Security, and Human Displacement
  1. 14. New Directions for Feminist Research and Politics
  2. pp. 301-316
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  1. References
  2. pp. 317-346
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 347-352
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 353-361
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