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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Polity Press; 1 edition (19 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0745642454
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745642451
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 2.5 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 576,429 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Book of the month on Intercross

"If I were to deliver a course or module focused on the topic of′women and wars′, this is without a doubt the textbook I wouldchoose.

"To my mind, the very best academic work makes its reader sit upand take notice, either because the ideas are unfamiliar or becausefamiliar ideas have been articulated in a new and engaging way. Theindividual chapters in this volume do both."
Gender and Development

"A valuable collection for everyone interested in learning some ofthe ways feminist (IR) analysis is currently formulating, studying,and presenting its war questions."
LSE Review of Books

"A comprehensive and highly readable collection, which isthematically and conceptually coherent."

"Too often, women remain invisible in times of war. Withcontributions from scholars, activists, and policymakers, Womenand Wars uncovers stories about women s multiple roles aswarriors, war victims, and peacebuilders. An important text foranyone concerned with the tragic consequences of today swars. And a reminder that wars are always gendered."
J. Ann Tickner, School of International Relations, University ofSouthern California

"With its diverse, thoughtful, and theoretically rich perspectiveson gender, conflict and violence this book stands out from thecrowd as an exceptional and interdisciplinary contribution to thefield. This will be a valuable resource for scholars andpractitioners and should be treated as a ′go to′ resource giving anexciting perspective on the state of the field in gender andwar."
Megan Mackenzie, University of Sydney

"The book provides a comprehensive picture of the currentscholarship on women and war as well as detailed and disturbingaccounts of the lives of women during and after many recent wars.It would be an ideal text for a variety of courses on internationaland human security."
Craig Murphy, Wellesley College

"The chapters are rich both in their content and theirdiversity. Women and Wars stands out as an important volumein an increasingly busy field of scholarship. I will return to thetext many times for future teaching and will undoubtedly beassigning chapters to my students."
Dr Catherine O Rourke, University of Ulster

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. Delargy on 24 Nov. 2012
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I am surely biased because I have a chapter in this book. But now that I have had a chance to read the whole book, I am appreciating even more the efforts the editor made to bring together so many of the often neglected issues around the larger theme of women and war. This volume not only looks in detail into the effects of armed conflict on women and girls, on the roles they play in various types of conflict and in peacebuiding and recovery, but also brings deeper gender analysis to bear on the dynamics of conflict, militarization, peace processes and conflict recovery. I have worked in this area for a while and thought I was well acquainted with most of the issues - but I got a wealth of new information form many of the chapters and, more importantly, I learned to look at the issues in a different way.
This book was initially developed to serve as a textbook. And it surely serves that role well. There is nothing else like it around. But I believe that it also deserves a place on the shelf of any one working "in the field" on issues of gender and conflict, whether they are policy makers or community workers.
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A must read for anyone interested in issues of women, peace and security 22 Feb. 2013
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I have followed Carol Cohn's work at the Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights for many years. Her perspective is always interesting and accessible. This book is no exception. I found it a must read for anyone working /studying /writing on the topic of women peace and security. It was particularly interesting due to the fact that Cohn incorporates many different (expert) authors into the anthology and in doing so is able to showcase the diverse roles that women play in war, including: as soldiers, as fighters, as civilians, as caregivers, as sex workers, as sexual slaves, refugees and internally displaced persons, as anti-war activists, as community peace-builders, and more. Cohn approaches the topic of women and war as a continuum and appreciates the fact that without international attention to gender- peace is still out of reach. The message is a fundamental as it is vital- two things that can also be said about the book.
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a brand new book.
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