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

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Zed Books, 15 dic. 2007 - 276 páginas
This book provides an empirical study of women's violence in global politics. The book looks at military women who engage in torture; the Chechen '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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A WOMAN DID THAT?
1
TWO NARRATIVES OF MOTHERS MONSTERS
27
THREE TRIPLE TRANSGRESSIONS AT ABU GHRAIB
58
FOUR BLACK WIDOWS IN CHECHNYA
88
SEVEN GENDERING PEOPLES VIOLENCE
174
LET US NOW SEE BAD WOMEN
199
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Sobre el autor (2007)

Laura Sjoberg is Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Her first book Gender, Justice and the Wars in Iraq was published in 2006. She has published articles on just war theory in the International Journal of Feminist Politics, International Politics and International Studies Quarterly. Her research focuses on gender, just war theory, international security and international ethics.
Caron Gentry is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. Her previous work has been published in the journal Terrorism and Political Violence. Her research interests are gender, terrorism and political violence.

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