Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives

Women and War in the Middle East: Transnational Perspectives
Editors: Nadje Al-Ali and Nicola Pratt
Subjects: Middle East, Palestine, Gender, Political Science
Condition: Good
Publisher: Zed Books
Published: 2009
Paperback, 288 pages
In a fresh take on two deadly and intractable conflicts, these feminist authors show us an array of participants (governments, agencies, insurgents, donors, elites, movements) acting out the dynamics of gender power. It's a book that should shake up mainstream Middle East studies and empower transnational feminism.'
Cynthia Cockburn, author of From Where We Stand: War, Women's Activism and Feminist Analysis (Zed Books, 2007).

'Written by scholars and activists who share a vision for justice and gender equality in the Middle East, this book offers compelling case-studies, cutting edge analysis and ground-breaking theorizing. It is an invaluable contribution to the scholarship on gender and war in general and on women in conflict and post-conflict situations in the Middle East and beyond.'
Simona Sharoni, SUNY, Plattsburgh


Women and War in the Middle East provides a critical examination of the relationship between gender and transnationalism in the context of war, peace-building and post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East. Critically examining the ways in which the actions of various local and transnational groups - including women's movements, diaspora communities, national governments, non-governmental actors and multilateral bodies - interact to both intentionally and inadvertantly shape the experiences of women in conflict situations, and determine the possibilities for women's participation in peace-building and (post)-conflict reconstruction, as well as the longer-term prospects for peace and security. The volume pays particular attention to the ways in which gender roles, relations and identities are constructed, negotiated and employed within transnational social and political fields in the conflict and post-conflict situations, and their particular consequences for women.


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  • Brand: Zed Books
  • Product Code: 9781848131866 – Women and War in the Middle East: Transnat
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Tags: Anthropology, Diaspora, Feminism, Imperialism, Iraq, Isis Nusair, Kurdistan, Kurds, Martina Kamp, Middle East, Militarism, Nadje Al-Ali, Nicola Pratt, Nonviolence, North Africa, Palestine, Riina Isotalo, Shahrzad Mojab, Sociology, Sophie Richter-Devroe, United States of America, V. Spike Peterson, War, Women, Zed Books