Mothers, Monsters, Whores Women's Violence in Global Politics

ISBN-10: 1842778668

ISBN-13: 9781842778661

Edition: 2007

Authors: Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

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This book provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics.nbsp;The book looks at military women who engage in torture; the Chechennbsp; 'Black Widows '; Middle Eastern suicide bombers; and the women who directed and participated in genocides in Bosnia and Rwanda. Sjoberg & Gentry analyze the biological, psychological and sexualized stereotypes through which these women are conventionally depicted, arguing that these are rooted in assumptions about what is "appropriate" female behavior.What these stereotypes have in common is that they all perceive women as having no agency in any sphere of life.
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List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Zed Books, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Laura Sjoberg is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Florida. She is the editor or author of numerous books includingGender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq: A Feminist Reformulation of Just War Theory. Caron E. Gentry is a lecturer in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. Together they coauthoredMothers, Monsters, Whores: Womenrsquo;s Violence in Global Politics.

New Foreword
Preface to the English Edition
The Mutliated Half
The Question that No One Would Answer
Sexual Agression Against the Female Child
The Grandfather with Bad Manners
The Injustice of Justice
The Very Fine Membrane Called 'Honour'
Circumcision of Girls
Obscurantism and Contradiction
The Illegitimate Child and the Prostitute
Abortion and Fertility
Distorted Notions about Femininity, Beauty and Love
Women in History
The Thirteenth Rib of Adam
Man the God, Woman the Sinful
Woman at the Time of the Pharaohs
Liberty to the Slave, But Not for the Woman
The Arab Woman
The Role of Women in Arab History
Love and Sex in the Life of the Arabs
The Heroine in Arab Literature
Breaking Through
Arab Pioneers of Women's Liberation
Work and Women
Marriage and Divorce
An Afterword
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