The Political Psychology of War Rape

Studies from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Author: Inger Skjelsbæk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136620915
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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This book provides a conceptual framework for understanding war rape and its impact, through empirical examination of the case of Bosnia. Providing a contextual understanding of sexual violence in war, and situating Bosnian war rape in relation to subsequent conflicts, the book offers a methodological outline of how sexual violence in war can be studied from a political-psychological perspective. It presents empirical findings from the field that show what war rape can entail in the aftermath of armed conflict for victims and their communities. Through its comprehensive approach to Bosnian experiences, the volume expands the conceptualization of victimhood and challenges the assumption that sexual violence is a particularly difficult theme to study because of victim silence. Rather, the author demonstrates there are many voices that can provide insight and understandings of war rape and its impact without having to compromise the safety and privacy of individual victims. Finally, the book shows the ways in which individual experiences of war rape are shaped by national and international discourses on gender, sexuality and politics. This book will be of interest to students of political psychology, war and conflict studies, European politics, ethnic conflict, politics and IR in general.

Gender Politics and Security Discourse

Personal-Political Imaginations and Feminism in 'Post-conflict' Serbia
Author: Laura McLeod
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317635620
Category: Political Science
Page: 174
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This book investigates competing modes of thought about gender security and aims to understand the policy implications of personal-political imaginations. The work draws upon extensive research conducted by the author in Serbia to develop a comprehensive picture of how feminist and women’s organising relates to the broader national and international contexts surrounding gender security. Through an innovative analytical framework of personal-political imaginations, the book explores the role that memories, perceptions and hopes about conflict and post-conflict have upon the logics of gender security. It investigates how contrasting and competing modes of thought about ‘gender security’ are made, paying attention to how the dynamics of gender politics in Serbia shape the security discourse and narratives of activists. The volume explores in detail how feminist and women’s organisations have responded to UNSCR 1325 by analysing two policy debates and campaigns that seek to ‘achieve’ its goals and gender security in Serbia: (1) feminist antimilitarism and (2) connecting domestic violence to the abuse of small arms and light weapons. Ultimately, the book argues that the configuration of gender security discourse is intimately linked to personal-political imaginations of conflict and post-conflict. This book will be of much interest to students of gender politics, conflict studies, critical security studies, European politics and IR in general.

War and Rape

Law, Memory, and Justice
Author: Nicola Henry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415564727
Category: Law
Page: 169
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Wartime rape has been virulent in wars of sovereignty, territory, conquest, religion, ideology and liberation, yet attention to this crime has been sporadic throughout history. Rape remains âe~unspeakableâe(tm), particularly within law. Moreover, rape has not featured prominently in post-conflict collective memory. And even when rape is âe~rememberedâe(tm), it is often the subject of political controversy and heated debate. In this book, Henry asks some critical questions about the relationship between mass rape, politics and law. In what ways does law contribute to the collective memory of wartime rape? How do âe~counter-memoriesâe(tm) of victims compete with the denialism of wartime rape? The text specifically analyses the historical silencing of rape throughout international legal history and the potential of law to restore these silenced histories, it also examines the violence of law and the obstacles to individual and collective redemption. Tracing the prosecution of rape crimes within contemporary courts, Henry seeks to argue that politics underscores the way rape is dealt with by the international community in the aftermath of armed conflict. Providing a comprehensive overview of the politics of wartime rape and the politics of prosecuting such crimes within international humanitarian law, this text will be of great interest to scholars of gender and security, war crimes and law and society.

Feminists Under Fire

Exchanges Across War Zones
Author: Wenona Mary Giles
Publisher: Between The Lines
ISBN: 1896357784
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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Feminists Under Fire is about women living and working in conflict zones. Focusing on the civil wars in Sri Lanka and the former Yugoslavia, diverse authors face the problems of nationalism, ethnic conflict, and militarized violence. They explore commonalities and differences between the two regions, and consequences for women, their societies, and feminist politics.Women are neither simply victimized nor empowered by war; their experiences are more complicated. While they suffer from war-related violence and upheaval, some women living in traditional societies find that war releases them from constricting hierarchies. Others find it reinforces conventional gender roles. This ambivalence needs to be examined and understood.In addition to such concerns the collection addresses issues of domestic violence, rape, intermarriage, victimization, feminist organizing and anti-war activism, women's self-help organization, and political resistance.This vibrant collection emerges from The Women in Conflict Zones Network, an international collaboration of activists and scholars.

Keiner war dabei

Kriegsverbrechen auf dem Balkan vor Gericht
Author: Slavenka Drakulic
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783552057227
Page: 200
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Der Cellist von Sarajevo

Author: Steven Galloway
Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag
ISBN: 3641025273
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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Ein Musiker trotzt dem Irrsinn des Bürgerkriegs in Sarajevo: Inmitten der Ruinen, dem feindlichen Beschuss ausgesetzt, spielt er auf seinem Cello das Adagio von Albinoni, zweiundzwanzig Tage lang ... Zu Beginn der neunziger Jahre wird das belagerte Sarajevo aus den Bergen ringsum Tag und Nacht beschossen. Die Bürger der Stadt leben in Angst, Nahrung und Wasser werden knapp. Eines Tages muss ein Mann von seinem Fenster aus mit ansehen, wie eine Mörsergranate zweiundzwanzig Menschen tötet, die vor der Bäckerei unten Schlange stehen. Der Mann ist Cellist, und er trifft eine unglaublich mutige Entscheidung: Jeden Tag um vier Uhr nachmittags zieht er seinen Frack an, setzt sich mit seinem Cello auf die Geröllhalden vor seinem Haus und spielt das Adagio in G-Dur von Albinoni. Zweiundzwanzig Tage lang, zum Gedenken an die Toten. Die Bürger von Sarajevo hören ihm zu, darunter eine Scharfschützin, ein verängstigter Familienvater und ein einsamer, alter Mann. Sie alle sind verzweifelt, träumen vom alten oder einem neuen Sarajevo, wollen dem Hass und der Furcht entfliehen. Und sie alle werden vom Spiel des Cellisten berührt. Ein bewegender Roman, der auf einer wahren Begebenheit beruht und der inmitten von Krieg und Zerstörung Zeichen von Hoffnung und Menschlichkeit entdeckt.

Handschlag mit dem Teufel

die Mitschuld der Weltgemeinschaft am Völkermord in Ruanda
Author: Roméo Dallaire
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866740235
Category: Genocide
Page: 650
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Narratives of Justice In and Out of the Courtroom

Former Yugoslavia and Beyond
Author: Dubravka Zarkov,Marlies Glasius
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 331904057X
Category: Psychology
Page: 188
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This volume considers the dynamic relations between the contemporary practices of international criminal tribunals and the ways in which competing histories, politics and discourses are re-imagined and re-constructed in the former Yugoslavia and beyond. There are two innovative aspects of the book - one is the focus on narratives of justice and their production, another is in its comparative perspective. While legal scholars have tended to analyze transitional justice and the international war tribunals in terms of their success or failure in establishing the facts of war crimes, this volume goes beyond mere facts and investigates how the courts create a symbolic space within which competing narratives of crimes, perpetrators and victims are produced, circulated and contested. It analyzes how international criminal law and the courts gather, and in turn produce, knowledge about societies in war, their histories and identities, and their relations to the wider world. Moreover, the volume situates narratives of transitional justice in former Yugoslavia both within specific national spaces - such as Serbia, and Bosnia - and beyond the Yugoslav. In this way it also considers experiences from other countries and other times (post-World War II) to offer a sounding board for re-thinking the meanings of transitional justice and institutions within former Yugoslavia. Included in the volume's coverage is a look at the Rwandan tribunals, the trials of Charles Taylor, Radovan Karadzic, the Srebrenica genocide, and other war crimes and criminals in the Yugoslav. Finally, it frames all of those narratives and experiences within the global dynamics of legal, social and geo-political transformations, making it an excellent resource for social science researchers, human rights activists, those interested in the former Yugoslavia and international relations, and legal scholars.

Religion und kulturelles Gedächtnis

zehn Studien
Author: Jan Assmann
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406565908
Category: Memory
Page: 256
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Through a commanding view extending over 5,000 years, Jan Assmann explores the connections between religion, culture and memory in ten essays.

Health and Healing in Comparative Perspective

Author: Elizabeth Dixon Whitaker
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131273832
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 589
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This reader provides both fascinating comparative ethnographic detail and a theoretical framework for organizing and interpreting information about health. While there are many health-related fields represented in this book, its core discipline is medical anthropology and its main focus is the comparative approach. Cross-cultural comparison gives anthropological analysis breadth while the evolutionary time scale gives it depth. These two features have always been fundamental to anthropology and continue to distinguish it among the social sciences. A third feature is the in-depth knowledge of culture produced by anthropological methods such as participant-observation, involving long-term presence in and research among a study population. The first part of the book explores healing systems in different cultures; the second and third provide a strong grounding in evolutionary and culture-oriented analysis, making clear the connections between biology and culture as they affect health; the final part emphasizes case studies that apply the theoretical principles presented earlier to particular health topics. For medical anthropology, medical sociology, public health, nursing, and medical training professionals.

Die Vergewaltigung von Nanking

das Massaker in der chinesischen Hauptstadt am Vorabend des Zweiten Weltkriegs
Author: Iris Chang
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783858423450
Category: Nanjing (Jiangsu Sheng, China)
Page: 283
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher: N.A
Category: Sociology
Page: N.A
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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

BeFreier und Befreite

Krieg, Vergewaltigungen, Kinder
Author: Helke Sander,Barbara Johr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596163052
Category: BeFreier und Befreite (Motion picture)
Page: 228
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"Helke Sander und Barbara Johr bringen ein bisher verdrängtes Thema zur Sprache: die massenhafte Vergewaltigung von Frauen während der letzten Kriegs- und der ersten Nachkriegswochen in Deutschland, insbesondere in Berlin. Sie haben mit vergewaltigten Frauen gesprochen, mit Rotarmisten, mit Ärztinnen, die die Frauen bahandelt haben, und auch mit Männern, die Zeugen der Geschehnisse waren. Die zum erstenmal veröffentlichten Dokumente, Zahlen und Fakten machen die traumatischen Folgen dieser Kriegsverbrechen deutlich. Grundlage des vorliegenden Buches ist der gleichnamige Dokumentarfilm, der 1992 erstmals in den Kinos anlief, mehrfach ausgezeichnet wurde und eine weitläufge Diskussion auslöste. So erhält der zweite Teil des Bandes auch das vollständige Drehbuch"--From publisher's web site.