Gender and Catastrophe (Paperback)Ronit Lentin (editor)
Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 01/12/1997
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This book explores the gendered and gendering effects of violence against women in extreme situations such as major wars, genocides, famines, slavery, the Holocaust, mass rape and ethnic cleansing. Case studies include: the female experience of methodical genocidal rape in the former Yugoslavia; women's coerced participation in the Rwandan massacre; Japan's comfort women system during World War II; the gendering of genocidal strategies during the Holocaust; nuclear testing in the Pacific; and China's reproduction policy in Tibet. All are integrated into a wider framework, which uncovers the true consequences of identifying women as simultaneously sexual objects, transmitters of culture, and symbols of the nation.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 315 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 23 mm
'One of those books that should be essential reading for students across a wide range of disciplines... an inspirational book in an area that has been neglected by the mainstream of (Northern/Western) feminist academia.' - Irish Journal of Feminist Studies 'Important and accessible.' - Ethna Viney, Irish Times
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