Gender Perspectives on Peace and Conflict Studies

Edited Volume

Tryggestad, Torunn L.; & Kari Karamé, eds, (2000) Gender Perspectives on Peace and Conflict Studies. Oslo.

The application of a gender perspective in the analysis of different stages of conflict has been limited. One of the main consequences of this is that women's experiences, knowledge and efforts to a large extent have been left out. The prevailing understanding of the subject matter is therefore mainly based on male premises. This book is the result of a seminar series dealing with this issue. The seminars were organised as a co-operational effort between the International Peace Research Institute and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI).

Contents:

-Introduction (Editors)
-Towards a (Gendered) Theory of War (Carolyn Nordstrom)
-The Process of Empowerment Initiated by Lebanese Displaced Women (May Hazaz)
-Symbol and Citizen: Women's Participation in Militaries and Wars (Nira Yuval-Davis)
-Gender as a Tool for the Analysis of the Human Security Discourse in Africa (Heidi Hudson)
-Exporting Feminism (Jean Bethke Elshtain)
-The Ethics of War - for Men Only? (Henrik Syse)
-An Analysis of Peace and Development Studies as well as Peace Education from a Feminist Perspective (Prof. Birgit Brock-Utne)

Authors

Torunn L. Tryggestad

Torunn L. Tryggestad

Senior Researcher. Director of the PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security

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