Women and the War Story (Paperback)
  • Women and the War Story (Paperback)
zoom

Women and the War Story (Paperback)

(author)
£27.00
Paperback 309 Pages / Published: 21/11/1996
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In a book that radically and fundamentally revises the way we think about war, Miriam Cooke charts the emerging tradition of women's contributions to what she calls the "War Story," a genre formerly reserved for men. Concentrating on the contemporary literature of the Arab world, Cooke looks at how alternatives to the master narrative challenge the authority of experience and the permission to write. She shows how women who write themselves and their experiences into the War Story undo the masculine contract with violence, sexuality, and glory. There is no single War Story, Cooke concludes; the standard narrative--and with it the way we think about and conduct war--can be changed. As the traditional time, space, organization, and representation of war have shifted, so have ways of describing it. As drug wars, civil wars, gang wars, and ideological wars have moved into neighborhoods and homes, the line between combat zones and safe zones has blurred. Cooke shows how women's stories contest the acceptance of a dyadically structured world and break down the easy oppositions--home vs. front, civilian vs. combatant, war vs. peace, victory vs. defeat--that have framed, and ultimately promoted, war.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206137
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 27 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Essays
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
A Rose For Winter
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Ted Hughes
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Death of a Salesman: York Notes Advanced
Added to basket
Orwell
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Why Read the Classics?
Added to basket
Jane Austen
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Writing Home
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
To the Lighthouse
Added to basket
Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath
Added to basket
A Sort Of Life
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Ulysses
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.