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

Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

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A woman did that? The general reaction to women's political violence is still one of shock and incomprehension. "Mothers, Monsters, Whores" 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 analyse 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 behaviour. What these stereotypes have in common is that they all perceive women as having no agency in any sphere of life, from everyday choices to global political events. This book is a major feminist re-evaluation of women's motivations and actions as perpetrators of political violence.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2007 Forfatter Caron E. Gentry, Laura Sjoberg
ISBN 9781842778654
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 13,5cm x 21,6cm x 2,1cm
Vekt 472 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Violence in society, Armed conflict, Gender studies: women