States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance.

Author:

Jacobson, R. Jacobs, S. & Marchbank, J.

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Date:

2000

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Theme:

Gender, Conflict and Extremism

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Jacobson, R. Jacobs, S. & Marchbank, J. (2000). States of Conflict: Gender, Violence and Resistance. Zed Books, New York. pp. 1-256.

This book explores the gendered nature of conflict across a variety of levels, national and social spaces and pays particular attention to the relationship between gender and conflict, state power and state regimes. Building upon feminist theory and scholarship, the basis of the discussions recognises conflict within society as inevitable and almost always having a gender dimension. As well as emphasising both women’s and men’s agency, discussions capture the language and terminology used when discussing conflict and the gendered discourses of which they entail. A concluding argument suggests that merely adding women into international discussions is not enough to establish change within gendered violence and conflict discussions and a long-term approach is essential for tackling this in the future.