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Author: Beverly Allen

Title: Rape Warfare

Subtitle: The Hidden Genocide in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia

Place: Minneapolis, MN

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Year: 1996

Pages: xviii + 180pp.

ISBN-10: 0816628181 – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Bosnian History, Croatian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Bosnian War, Croatian War of Independence


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Author: Beverly Allen, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University


  Introduction (p. xi)
  Theme 1. Identity (p. 1)
  Theme 2. Representation (p. 29)
  Theme 3. Facts (p. 41)
  Theme 4. Analysis (p. 87)
  Theme 5. Remedies (p. 103)
  Theme 6. Implications (p. 133)
  Notes (p. 145)
  Works Consulted (p. 163)
  Appendix (p. 171)
  Index (p. 175)

Description: »Allen provides a compelling testimony and analysis of the horrifying phenomenon of “a military policy of rape for the purpose of genocide.” She examines the complexity of identity in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia through the accounts of rape/death camp survivors and those who work to help them. By turns personal, polemical, and informative, Rape Warfare is a lucid guide for anyone seeking to make sense of what is happening in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia.« (Source: University of Minnesota Press)


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Wikipedia: Wartime sexual violence: Bosnian War, Croatian War of Independence, Rape during the Bosnian War