Terrorism and Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, and Responses.

Author:

Poloni-Staudinger, L. & Ortbals, C. D.

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Date:

2013

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Theme:

Gender, Conflict and Extremism

Language:

English

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Full Harvard Reference:

Poloni-Staudinger, L. & Ortbals, C. D. (2013). Terrorism and Violent Conflict: Women's Agency, Leadership, and Responses. Springer. pp. 1-185.

This book explores how gender intersects with political violence, and particularly terrorism. Authors ask how gender relations and understandings of femininity and masculinity influence political violence, which includes politics related to terrorism, state terrorism, and genocide. The manuscript investigates how women cope with and influence the politics of terrorism and genocide and (1) describes in what ways women are present (and/or perceived as absent) in political contexts involving violence, and (2) analyses what gender assumptions, identities, and frames women face and themselves express and act upon regarding political violence encountered in their lives.