The Line: Women, Partition and the Gender Order in Cyprus
Step across the Green Line in Cyprus and you defy the political leaders who seek to control movement. But more and more ordinary Cypriots are challenging the validity of Partition. As Cyprus joins the European Union, can Greek and Turkish-speaking Cypriots put their violent past behind them and build a multicultural and gender-equal society?
Based on action research among Cypriot women, this study documents the life of a remarkable women‘s project. The women take protest onto the streets, calling for peace and the inclusion of women in building a new Cypriot society. Cyprus, past and present, is a microcosm of wider social processes. A line has been destructively drawn, over decades, between two so-called ethnic groups. Over millennia, a similar line has been scored between women and men.
The book will be a valuable resource for all those who analyse, teach about and resist gendered and ethnicized war, not only in the Eastern Mediterranean but much further afield.