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Women As Terrorists Mothers, Recruiters, and Martyrs

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ISBN-10: 0275989097

ISBN-13: 9780275989095

Edition: 2009

Authors: R. Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly

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^I Women as Terrorists^R is the first post-9/11 book to examine women's multifarious roles in terrorist organizations of all stripes around the world, including political, religious, ethno-separatist, and Maoist groups in Palestine, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Colombia, South Africa, the Philippines, and Northern Ireland. Modeling terrorist organizations as purposive organizations that depend for support, recruitment, and rationale on a culturally defined community of sympathizers, Cragin and Daly analyze the key functional roles that women play within and on behalf of those organizations as strategic thinkers, galvanizing symbols, logisticians, recruiters, nurturers, and operatives.^I Women as Terrorists^R is the first post-9/11 book to examine women's multifarious roles in terrorist organizations of all stripes around the world, including political, religious, ethno-separatist, and Maoist groups in Palestine, Chechnya, Sri Lanka, Colombia, South Africa, the Philippines, and Northern Ireland. Modeling terrorist organizations as purposive organizations that depend for support, recruitment, and rationale on a culturally defined community of sympathizers, Cragin and Daly analyze the functional roles that women play within and on behalf of those organizations.The roles that women play in terrorist organization run the gamut from stategic to operational: DT strategic thinkers in the political wings of terrorist organizations DT galvanizing symbols, as through hunger strikes or as widows and orphans of male martyrs DT _ logisticians, passing communications and money between cells DT _ recruiters and nurturers, as in Islamic charities and the Palestinian culture of martyrs DT operatives, including suicide bombers and guerilla fighters. The authors conclude with a prospectus on the ways in which terrorist groups' use of women might be expected to evolve in the coming years, with particular attention to al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups, together with implications for counterterrorist strategies.
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Book details

List price: $64.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 6/8/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 142
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Terrorist Motivations and Group Dynamics
Women as Logisticians
Women as Recruiters
Women as Suicide Bombers
Women as Operational Leaders and Fighters
Women as Political Vanguards
Women as Terrorists: Past, Present, and Future
Notes
Bibliography
Index